The cloud of unknowing
Bernard Bangley
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This edition was published in by Paraclete Press in Brewster, Mass.

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The cloud of unknowing

First published in 2006



The cloud of unknowing

This edition was published in by Paraclete Press in Brewster, Mass.


Table of Contents

Foreword / by Robert Benson
Introduction
Prayer
Preface
Four degrees of Christian living
Spiritual preparation
A superior discipline
Knowledge and imagination
The cloud of forgetting
A brief dialogue
Intellectual curiosity
Regarding uncertainties
Contemplative prayer
Discernment
Evaluating thoughts
Results of contemplation
Perfect and imperfect humility
Begin with imperfect humility
Understanding humility
Contemplative humility
A critical world
Ignorance
Complaining
God responds
The text
Love and contemplation
God's spiritual provision
Contemplative love
Details
When difficult prayer becomes possible
Who should attempt contemplation?
Begin by seeking forgiveness
Endurance
Critics
Beginners and temptation
Spiritual devices
Perfect rest
God's gift
Reading, reflection, and prayer
Meditation
Special prayers
Why short prayers pierce heaven
The nature of prayer
Forgetting virtue and vice
Contemplation and indiscretion
Indiscretion produces discretion
Forgetting the self
Suppressing the self
Spiritual illusions
Spiritual enthusiasm
Approaching god
Physical aspects of prayer
Essence of perfection
Pure love
Misinterpretation
Beginners' mistakes
Outward behavior
Controlling the body
Condemning others
Common sense and common doctrine
Presumptuous beginners
Forcing imagination
Time, place, and prayer
Desire
Spirit and flesh
Understanding spiritual activity
Mind
Reason and will
Imagination
Sensuality
The spiritual way
Nowhere is everywhere
Nothingness and love
Comprehending God
Variety of experience
Differences
Contributions
Recognition
Certainty.

Edition Notes

Originally published: Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, c2006. With new foreword.

Series
Paraclete Essentials edition

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
248.2/2
Library of Congress
BV5082.3 .B36 2009

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23392356M
ISBN 13
9781557256690
LC Control Number
2009021178
OCLC/WorldCat
318874530
Goodreads
7057291

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