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On Union with God

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Surely the most deeply-rooted need of the human soul, its purest aspiration, is for the closest possible union with God. As one turns over the pages of this little work, written by Blessed Albert the Great towards the end of his life, when that great soul had ripened and matured, one feels that here indeed is the ideal of one's hopes. Simply and clearly the great ...more
Paperback, 52 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Wildside Press (first published September 1st 2000)
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Colleen
Aug 11, 2012 Colleen rated it it was amazing
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This little gem of a book was truly a great find! I can't believe I am the first person reviewing this book.

I got this book FREE on kindle. It was written by a friar named Albertus Magnus (1193-1206), he is also known as St. Albert the Great.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and think it would be beneficial for any Christian to read. The entire book is about how to rid yourself of troubling thoughts, concerns and outside distractions and learn to focus on acquiring a continual relationship with G
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Mary Rubega
Dec 04, 2013 Mary Rubega rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful book on how in this life one can become in Union with God. It details how God lives within each and everyone of us. To become closer we must go into ourselves and reflect on God. The first necessary step is to shut out the distractions of the world and cleave to Christ.

* Turn away from the intellect and senses turn to God
* Ascend to God by turning interior
* Increase detachment = closer to God and perfection
* Perfect love is love of God, not pagan intellect
* The soul doesn't c
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Tobias
Nov 18, 2012 Tobias rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Der Hauptgrund für die 4 / 5 statt 5 / 5 Wertung ist die Auswahl der Texte. Die Texte zur Naturforschung (S. 43-118) sind zwar sicherlich Zeugnis von Alberts Werk, aber sie haben doch kaum die bleibende Bedeutung, die den anderen hier ausgewählten Texten zukommt.
Die Übersetzung ins Deutsche ist teilweise sehr frei gehalten. Das ist jedenfalls dann kein Nachteil, wenn der Leser in der Lage ist, ggf. das lateinische Original verstehend zu lesen. Andere Leser sind ohnehin mit einer einsprachigen Au
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Benjamin Barnes
It was okay

This book has quite a few good points about dwelling in the spirit of God. The only parts I didn't like is when he was saying to Dislike yourself and to live in contempt of oneself.
Denis Jackson
Nov 28, 2014 Denis Jackson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite books truly
. It is a gem of a book , I keep taking it down from the book shelf. It is now quite shabby, but very worn and friendly.
April
May 20, 2014 April rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Deep thought that rambles just a bit at times. My favorite was the last chapter, about divine providence. There's a lot to take in here, I wi be reading this work again.
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Given Albert's level of scientific knowledge, I was surprised by and enjoyed his mystical teaching.
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Albertus Magnus, O.P. (1193/1206 – November 15, 1280), also known as Albert the Great and Albert of Cologne, is a Catholic saint. He was a German Dominican friar and a Catholic bishop. He was known during his lifetime as doctor universalis and doctor expertus and, late in his life, the term magnus was appended to his name. Scholars such as James A. Weisheipl and Joachim R. Söder have referred to ...more
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