Pilgrim Souls: A Collection of Spiritual Autobiography

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Amy Mandelker, Elizabeth Powers
Simon and Schuster, 12.05.1999 - 543 Seiten
What is the source of personal writing? When do we begin to consider our own lives worthy of a story? These powerful and passionate selections of spiritual autobiography do not merely represent a vital literary tradition; they bring together fifty-eight writers whose search for truth and understanding has spanned over two millennia and several continents.
From Saint Augustine and Rabi'a to T. S. Eliot and Kathleen Norris, each of these autobiographers tells the story of the inner life as a spiritual quest. Although separated culturally, historically, and linguistically, they are united by their efforts to respond to Socrates' challenge to "know thyself." In four parts this insightful collection includes works by:
* Wanderers and seekers, like Leo Tolstoy and Thomas Merton, who feverishly explore many experiences and world views
* Pilgrims and missionaries, like Anne Bradstreet and David Livingstone, who unwaveringly pursue God and holiness in lives of self-sacrifice
* Mystics and visionaries, like Julian of Norwich and Annie Dillard, who discover the ecstasy of epiphany in a life of contemplation and seclusion
* Scholars and philosophers, like Simone Weil and Blaise Pascal, who seek to ground spiritual conviction in a rational certitude.
Strong, deep, and enduring, the selections in this illuminating anthology remind us that "the unexamined life is not worth living" and speak to us with an immediacy that transcends time and space.
 

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Great, inspiring reading. Well-chosen collection of some wonderful folks serving a God Who can be difficult to serve. Note that three of the more recent ones mention CS Lewis as a distinct help in the intellectual struggle toward christianity. (Lewis, oddly enough, doesn't.) Vollständige Rezension lesen

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INTRODUCTION BV MADELEINE lENGLE
13
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
16
SAINT AUGUSTINE
38
EMILY DICKINSON
65
JOHANNES J0RGENSEN
85
MADELEINE LENGLE
117
ELDRIDGE CLEAVER
138
PILGRIMS MISSIONARIES
147
From The Book of Her Life
290
SAINT JOHN OF THE CROSS
304
BROTHER LAWRENCE
318
JEANE MARIE DE LA MOTTEGUYON
332
ANNIE DILLARD
364
SOCRATES
379
PETRARCH
399
BLAISE PASCAL
421

SAINT PAUL
161
RABBI LEON MODENA
175
ARCHPRIEST AVVAKUM
190
JONATHAN EDWARDS
210
DAVID LIVINGSTONE
228
CHRISTINA ROSSETTI
243
ALBERT SCHWEITZER
256
DANTE ALIGHIERI
269
SAMUEL JOHNSON
432
PAUL CLAUDEL
452
s lewis
466
VIKTOR E FRANKL
487
SHELDON VANAUKEN
513
DENISE LEVERTOV
531
From The Autobiography
544
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Madeleine L'Engle is best known for her science fiction trilogy A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Award; A Wind in the Door; and A Swiftly Tilting Planet, winner of the American Book Award. She is also a distinguished poet and an award-winning writer of nonfiction.

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