Tauler, The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler with Twenty-five of His Sermons
Tauler, The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler with Twenty-five of His Sermons

Tauler, The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler with Twenty-five of His Sermons

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Tauler, John; Winkworth, Susannah. The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler with Twenty-five of His Sermons; Translated from the German, with Additional Notices of Tauler's Life and Times, by Susannah Winkworth. [London]: Allenson & Co., reprinted by James Clarke & Co., c. 1960. [5494]

Green cloth with bright gilt titles, 5 1/2 x 8 inches, former owner's signature on ffep, 426 clean and unmarked pp., no dust jacket. Very good. Hardcover.

John Tauler (c. 1300-1361), "German Dominican, one of the greatest mystics and preachers of the Middle Ages...The centre of Tauler's mysticism is the doctrine of the visio essentiœ Dei, the blessed contemplation or knowledge of the Divine nature. He takes this doctrine from Thomas Aquinas, but goes further than the latter in believing that the Divine knowledge is attainable in this world also by a perfect man, and should be sought by every means. God dwells within each human being. In order, however, that the transcendent God may appear in man as a second subject, the human, sinful activities must cease. Aid is given in this effort by the light of grace which raises nature far above itself. The way to God is through love; God replies to its highest development by His presence." - Catholic Encyclopedia online.