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Title:
The way of ecstasy : praying with Teresa of Avila
Author:
Tyler, Peter, 1963-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Harrisburg, PA : Morehouse Pub., [1997]

©1997
Physical Description:
xiv, 144 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780819217769
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Way of Ecstasy is a clear and accessible introduction to Teresa of Avila, as well as a beginner's guide to prayer. Using Teresa's book The Interior Castle as a guide, Peter Tyler escorts readers through the basics of a well-grounded prayer life. Teresa's first mansion (in The Interior Castle) for instance, shows us how to enter prayer. Her second mansion helps us to learn about balancing the needs of a life of prayer, and this pattern continues for all of Teresa's seven mansions.The Way of Ecstasy is a practical resource for groups and individuals who want to learn the basics of the spiritual life. Teresa's image of the castle with its seven mansions and Christ himself waiting at the center form a perfect analogy of the journey of the human soul toward God, the states of spiritual growth through which we will reach our goal, and the difficulties we will encounter along the way. Study questions at the end of each chapter make this an excellent resource for reading groups.


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