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This book describes the history and afterlife of the autobiography of Saint Teresa, a nun, a mystic, and one the most important figures of the Counter-Reformation.
The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila
Series:Lives of Great Religious Books 47
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
Aims and Scope
National Book Award winner Carlos Eire tells the story of this incomparable spiritual masterpiece, examining its composition and reception in the sixteenth century, the various ways its mystical teachings have been interpreted and reinterpreted across time, and its enduring influence in our own secular age.
- 280 pages
- 9 b/w illus.
- PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Type of Publication:
- Specialist Text