What is it like in practice to come close to the presence of God? Are there words which can, in some way, explain the nature of that experience? This book draws attention to both the wisdom and lived experience of those men and women who know, at first hand, of the light and fire of which they speak.
In this compelling study, Paul Murray draws attention to both the wisdom and lived experience of those men and women who knew, at first hand, of the light and fire of which they speak. Murray demonstrates how important and relevant for us today are the writings of authors such as Catherine of Sierra, John of the Cross, Moister Eckhart, and Teresa of Avila. To the often bewildered hearts and minds of our generation, the writings of these remarkable men and women speak with a unique authority.
Paul Murray OP is an Irish Dominican, a poet, and a professor in Rome at the University of St. Thomas. He is the author of several books that have been published in Ireland, England and the United States including A Journey with Jonah: The Spirituality of Bewilderment, T.S. Eliot and Mysticism, and four collections of poetry. He lives in Rome, and frequently lectures throughout the United States.