[BOOKS] ⚣ Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life ⚡ Teresa of Ávila – Varanus.us

Teresa of Avila: The Book of My LifeTeresa Of Vila Is One Of The Most Beloved Of The Catholic Saints In , During The Era Of The Spanish Inquisition, Teresa Sat Down To Write An Account Of The Mystical Experiences For Which She Had Become Famous The Result Was This Book, One Of The Great Classics Of Spiritual Autobiography With This Fresh Translation Of The Book Of My Life, Mirabai Starr Brings The Inimitable Spanish Mystic To Life For A New Generation, With Contemporary English That Mirrors Teresa S Own Earthy, Vernacular Spanish, And That Presents Us With Four Centuries After Teresa S Death Someone We Feel We Know A Woman Intoxicated With God Yet Filled With An Overflowing Love For The World

[BOOKS] ⚣ Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life ⚡ Teresa of Ávila – Varanus.us
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  • Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life
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  • 14 August 2019
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    10 thoughts on “[BOOKS] ⚣ Teresa of Avila: The Book of My Life ⚡ Teresa of Ávila – Varanus.us


  1. says:

    After reading The Cloistered Flame, a fictional novel about Teresa, I reread, or rather re listened to this At first I accidentally recorded it under a different book by Teresa Got in too much of a hurry Will return to write an updated review Loved this just as much, if notthis time Also, want to compare this to other translations of Teresa s Life.December 10, 2009 Thank you Jane I have read, reread, listened to, savored and thoroughly enjoyed this book I most highly recommend th After reading The Cloistered Flame, a fictional novel about Teresa, I reread, or rather re listened to this At first I accidentally recorded it under a different book by Teresa Got in too much of a hurry Will return to write an updated review Loved this just as much, if notthis time Also, want to compare this to other translations of Teresa s Life.December 10, 2009 Thank you Jane I have read, reread, listened to, savored and thoroughly enjoyed this book I most highly recommend the audio version which I ve been listening to in my car off and on for the past six weeks Teresa is of course herself, engaging, deeply and humbly insightful, charming and humorous in a way that transcends centuries of time, and cultural and linguistic differences Mirabai Starr s translation is both fresh and in line withconventional versions.One observation, however, or word of caution I offer this rating and review as a Teresian devotee Those not so well versed in Saint Teresa s life story might do well to read this book in conjunction with aconventional biography of her Teresa isn t writing your usual run of the mill autobiography nor for that matter is she much interested in telling her life story, except as it relates to Him Whom she loves, God As such this is a spiritual story and tends to wander off into some of the world s greatest known discourses on Prayer ever written It was some of these writings which led to her being declared the first woman Doctor of the Church , her official title being, the Doctor of Prayer.This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to improve his her prayer life I could hear Santa Teresa s voice in Tessa Bielecki s rendering of the audio text


  2. says:

    This is a review of the translation by E Allison Peers.Peers writes a very interesting introduction about the sources and challenges of translating Saint Teresa of Avila I kept them in mind during my reading, and indeed found the text to be vibrant and always racing forwards The manuscripts are available so Peers was able to rely on Teresa s own hand.The Life will read very differently to believers and those arrayed along the spectrum of doubt to disbelief I read it as a psychological study o This is a review of the translation by E Allison Peers.Peers writes a very interesting introduction about the sources and challenges of translating Saint Teresa of Avila I kept them in mind during my reading, and indeed found the text to be vibrant and always racing forwards The manuscripts are available so Peers was able to rely on Teresa s own hand.The Life will read very differently to believers and those arrayed along the spectrum of doubt to disbelief I read it as a psychological study of someone who s faith and illnesses led her to experience intense internal visions and perhaps served as a model for those who subsequently imitated her, either unconsciously or in full knowledge that they were fabricating an experience She acknowledges that she is accused of averring raptures, locutions, ecstasies and visions for attention, and one could read her claims to pursue humility and retreat as either sincere or a bit too insistent It does seem that her visions conveniently tell her that God supports whatever course she wants to take but is opposed by the hierarchy or that she professes to doubt herself On the other hand, in a society where women s roles were so limited, I sympathize with whatever path she took to express her own powerful personality The book also makes interesting background for understanding the relationships among the different religious orders, the range of commitment one could make to living in a convent, male female religious roles and relationships at this time, etc


  3. says:

    Great book Teresa of Avila was a woman of very modern sensibilities Her love affair with God is an integral part of this extraordinary autobiography confession There are the usual markers of the narrow mindedness of the contemporary culture in which she lived the pervasive religious fascism and fanaticism a fanaticism fostered and promoted by the Church s power through the mandate of the Inquisition, the fear of the Devil s power to overthrow one s soul and the Devil s association with Negr Great book Teresa of Avila was a woman of very modern sensibilities Her love affair with God is an integral part of this extraordinary autobiography confession There are the usual markers of the narrow mindedness of the contemporary culture in which she lived the pervasive religious fascism and fanaticism a fanaticism fostered and promoted by the Church s power through the mandate of the Inquisition, the fear of the Devil s power to overthrow one s soul and the Devil s association with Negroes or Black skinned races Moors , the intolerance for other religions Lutherans , the abasement of women within the Church Yet for all of this, it retains its sense of the modern, due in no small part to Teresa s extraordinary skill in psychological analysis, knowledge of Doctrine as well as Dogma, Scripture and supporting texts such as St Augustine s Confessions, and her use of Church politics and hierarchy to criticize the ecclesiastical structure and its ruling elite Despite her liberal sprinkle of self deprecatory remarks, the reader will discover, I think, that St Teresa of Avila was an ambitious nun, careful to hold herself apart from criticism by inviting it as a penance from God, while carefully courting the favor of powerful interests to lobby on behalf of projects or persons she identified as true servants of God, eventually obtaining what she desired, enclosure in a stricter House, which she founded, and which was based upon poverty the convent of Discalced Carmelite Nuns of the Primitive Rule of St Joseph at Avila Readers may find her nested digressions excessive Still, I think it was worth the effort to read about a woman who rose in prominence and influence at a time of great cultural and religious conservatism


  4. says:

    Teresa is a very special woman The story of her life as she wrote it is one of the great reads To read this book is to make a friend for life I like the one incident where she is tossed out of a coach into a muddy stream during a heavy rain and complained to God as she sat in the mud and water soaking wet And God answered her and said this is how he treated his friends Teresa was not one to be overwhelmed even by God and responded Well it is no wonder you have so few A great book to rea Teresa is a very special woman The story of her life as she wrote it is one of the great reads To read this book is to make a friend for life I like the one incident where she is tossed out of a coach into a muddy stream during a heavy rain and complained to God as she sat in the mud and water soaking wet And God answered her and said this is how he treated his friends Teresa was not one to be overwhelmed even by God and responded Well it is no wonder you have so few A great book to read


  5. says:

    The personality, the unabashed passion, of this woman makes me hopeful Such a brilliant jewel among the saints I love it.


  6. says:

    For me this was a rather disconcerting read.As an atheist you can t entertain the idea that the continual visions and spiritual experiences Teresa reads are visitations from God, there doesn t seem to be a conventional explanation for what s going on Teresa is lucid enough to write a clear and intelligent account of her experiences, her theology is complete and consistent and conveniently in line with the dogma that was current at the time So she is not raving mad, I entertained the idea t For me this was a rather disconcerting read.As an atheist you can t entertain the idea that the continual visions and spiritual experiences Teresa reads are visitations from God, there doesn t seem to be a conventional explanation for what s going on Teresa is lucid enough to write a clear and intelligent account of her experiences, her theology is complete and consistent and conveniently in line with the dogma that was current at the time So she is not raving mad, I entertained the idea that she was deceiving herself, but in the end that didn t seem to fit either So you become forced to accept a coherent madness that isalarming than the other possibilities I was so curious about this undeniable account of visions and experiences in someone otherwise lucid I did a bit of research, the best fit I could find are accounts of temporal lobe epilepsy


  7. says:

    A summary teresa oh i am a mortal sinner i don t deserve happiness and hopefully god dooms me to a fate of eternal damnation amengod lmao what was ur sin, my child teresa i looked in a mirror this one timeIn all seriousness it was a somewhat boring text but really does a lot to show how she weakened her own credibility with this constant self shame, possibly for the sake of making her religious convictions palatable to men.


  8. says:

    I am always rediscovering Sta Teresa She is the first of so many things in so many ways first woman Doctor of the Church, first reformer of the Carmelite order, first woman to found an order of men, first modern i.e post Inquistion western mystic , and each time I reread her, it s like the first time all over again, at a new depth and with a new dimension.I was wary about this translation because the introduction is, well, froofy and kinda new age in a way that peeves me In my idea I am always rediscovering Sta Teresa She is the first of so many things in so many ways first woman Doctor of the Church, first reformer of the Carmelite order, first woman to found an order of men, first modern i.e post Inquistion western mystic , and each time I reread her, it s like the first time all over again, at a new depth and with a new dimension.I was wary about this translation because the introduction is, well, froofy and kinda new age in a way that peeves me In my ideal world, the translator is NOT an I presence in the work who tells you about her swami boyfriend slash guru or peppers her sentences with I love this so much I prefer a transparent translator, like an overlay that enhances and makes the translated text visible for my new reading But in all fairness, Mirabai Starr s translation work of Sta Teresa s autobiography does precisely this and she even brings up the subject of letting go of her her ness in the introduction You just have to wade through a lot of inclusive jargon that borders on post modern hippiedom, in order to get to the searing glory of Sta Teresa s words, which have clearly inspired and transfigured Starr s.I have to pace myself because the book is like molten gold or very fine champagne I don t want it to go to my head all at once With a one chapter per day limit, I am both eagerly devouring and luxuriantly savoring the timeless words Gracias, Teresa.


  9. says:

    I was really looking forward to reading this book especially since she is my friend Ruth s favorite saint However as delicious as her sequences were about her revelations, I just could not square up Teresa s vision of earth with mine In her view, the world is a place to eschew and to ultimately escape as full of temptation and vice I don t actually disagree with the amount of sin in the world, however, I do think we were put here to make the place better So, with that in mind, I have chosen I was really looking forward to reading this book especially since she is my friend Ruth s favorite saint However as delicious as her sequences were about her revelations, I just could not square up Teresa s vision of earth with mine In her view, the world is a place to eschew and to ultimately escape as full of temptation and vice I don t actually disagree with the amount of sin in the world, however, I do think we were put here to make the place better So, with that in mind, I have chosen to appreciate those parts of her story that I admire The founding of her religious order is fascinating she did the whole thing under the radar utilizing her own family funds and investing the funds in her cousin s name so as not to draw the ire of her superiors Then, as if the situation was not difficult enough she saw in a rapture God telling her that the order should be poor This was, to her, a tremendous relief There is so much to be admired about Teresa even if I don t agree with her overall theology I choose to revel in those parts of her history Thank you, Teresa


  10. says:

    While the life of Saint Teresa is interesting, she could have used a good editor The book is a rambling, unfocused mess I could have even overlooked that, but the translation was a big problem for me How can you translate a 16th century book by a nun and edit out almost all references to the devil How can you translate sin as missing the mark I don t care if the translator is a Jewish Buddhist New Age whatever She ruined the book for me While I was looking forward to reading other wor While the life of Saint Teresa is interesting, she could have used a good editor The book is a rambling, unfocused mess I could have even overlooked that, but the translation was a big problem for me How can you translate a 16th century book by a nun and edit out almost all references to the devil How can you translate sin as missing the mark I don t care if the translator is a Jewish Buddhist New Age whatever She ruined the book for me While I was looking forward to reading other works by Spanish mystics, now I ll look for them in the original Spanish

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