The Cloud of Unknowing

Written by an anonymous English monk during the late fourteenth century, The Cloud of Unknowing is a sublime expression of what separates God from humanity and is widely regarded as a hallmark of Western literature and spirituality.

 It stands in the tradition of the ‘Via Negativa’. This suggests that one must give up all conceptual formulations about God. ‘Knowledge’ of God in the sense that we have knowledge of the physical world is not possible.

 It is in contemplation, stripped of all thought, that a union with the divine becomes possible.

 A work of simplicity, courage, and lucidity, this is a contemplative classic on the deep mysteries of faith.


ISBN 978-0140447620

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