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Romancing God : contemplating the Beloved
Llull, Ramon, 1232?-1316.
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Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, [1999]

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xii, 122 pages ; 21 cm.
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BV5080 .L566 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Romancing God contains two of Ramon Lull's most accessible mystical works, The Art of Contemplation, an accessible guide to devotions through the virtues of God; and The Book of the Lover and the Beloved, 365 short verses of conversation between the soul and God.Romancing God offers a glimpse into the life of a devoted soul conversing with his Creator, a learned man finding the meaning of life through his own search and discovery of God's love. The timeless wisdom and guidance offered in Lull's writing are as relevant today as they were 700 years ago.

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Library Journal Review

With these two titles, Paraclete begins a highly praiseworthy series of spiritual classics, one each by a female and male mystic of the Middle Ages. Editor Carrigan's commendable "mild modernizations" slightly alter the syntactic difficulties and archaisms of the originals while allowing them to retain both their otherness and their rhetorical power. Ardent spiritual seekers, especially Christians, can scarcely do without Mechthild and Lull, and for any library lacking the "Classics of Western Spirituality" versions of these authors, these convenient paperbacks should be an essential purchase. [Carrigan is an LJ reviewer and former Spiritual Reading columnist.ÄEd.] (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
The Book of the Lover and the Beloved
1 Prologuep. 3
2 The Contemplative Versesp. 5
The Art of Contemplation
Prologuep. 63
1 How Blanquerna Contemplated the Virtues of Godp. 65
2 How Blanquerna Contemplated by Three and Three the Virtues of Godp. 70
3 Of Essencep. 76
4 Of Unityp. 81
5 Of Trinityp. 84
6 Of Incarnationp. 89
7 Of the Pater Nosterp. 94
8 Of Ave Mariap. 99
9 Of the Commandmentsp. 103
10 Of the Miserere Mei Deusp. 106
11 Of the Seven Sacraments of Holy Churchp. 109
12 Of Virtuesp. 115
13 Of Vicesp. 120