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Santa Teresa: An Appreciation
Saint Teresa of Avila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada, (March 28, 1515, at Gotarrendura (Avila), Old Castile, Spain a " October 4, 1582, at Alba de Tormes, Salamanca, Spain) was a prominent Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be, along ...more
Paperback, 52 pages
Published March 13th 2009 by Dodo Press
(first published March 1st 2009)
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I thought this little book might be a good introduction to Santa Teresa's own writings, but I wasn't aware of how out of date it would be in terms of the style of writing. The author begins in total worship of Teresa but goes on to say how fortunate it was that one of her books was burnt and then berates a nun for saving a few of the pages from the fire. It all seems a bit inconsistent and yet very OTT.
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