Centuries Of Meditations
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Centuries Of Meditations

4.52 of 5 stars 4.52  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduct...more
Paperback
Published January 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published June 15th 2002)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Centuries Of Meditations, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Centuries Of Meditations

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 118)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Briana
Beautiful words. Equally beautiful thoughts.

In a way, I find Traherne to be the "same but totally different" counterpart to Emerson. They both talk about the self and nature and God and how beautiful everything is, but with Traherne I never feel like he's looking down on anyone. He just really loves what God has made. I also love how Traherne tells us to enjoy what God has given to us as a way of entering into communion with God and embracing our identities of being made in His image. God loves...more
Fred Sanders
I added this to the Torrey curriculum on a lark several years ago, and it's been the gift that keeps on giving. Every reading is a delight. The Kessinger reprint is barely adequate, let's have a new one.
Sharon
Sharon marked it as to-read
Aug 13, 2014
Lucy
Lucy added it
Jul 30, 2014
Danielle Larsen
Danielle Larsen marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2014
Michelle
Michelle is currently reading it
Jun 10, 2014
Catie
Catie marked it as to-read
May 17, 2014
Anna
Anna added it
May 10, 2014
Mark
Mark marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2014
Bono Silva
Bono Silva marked it as to-read
Apr 21, 2014
Mikko
Mikko marked it as to-read
Apr 16, 2014
Thom
Thom marked it as to-read
Apr 06, 2014
Misty Iputi
Misty Iputi marked it as to-read
Apr 03, 2014
Princerandomsa
Princerandomsa marked it as to-read
Mar 29, 2014
Evan
Evan marked it as to-read
Mar 28, 2014
Matt
Matt marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2014
Chris Iacovetti
Chris Iacovetti marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2014
Bakunin
Bakunin marked it as to-read
Feb 13, 2014
Danny Klopovic
Danny Klopovic marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2014
Garrett Cash
Garrett Cash marked it as to-read
Feb 06, 2014
Michael
Michael is currently reading it
Feb 05, 2014
Joseph
Joseph marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2014
Greta Villani
Greta Villani marked it as to-read
Jan 16, 2014
David de Bruyn
David de Bruyn marked it as to-read
Dec 29, 2013
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
354767
Thomas Traherne, MA (1636 or 1637 – ca. 27 September 1674) was an English poet, clergyman, theologian, and religious writer. Little information is known about his life. The intense, scholarly spirituality in his writings led to his being commemorated by the Anglican Church on 10 October (the anniversary of his death in 1674).

The work for which he is best known today is the Centuries of Meditations...more
More about Thomas Traherne...
Traherne: Selected Poems and Prose Waking Up In Heaven: A Contemporary Edition Of Centuries Of Meditation Centuries The Poetical Works of Thomas Traherne 1636-1674 Centuries, Poems, And Thanksgivings

Share This Book

“You never enjoy the world aright, till the Sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens, and crowned with the stars: and perceive yourself to be the sole heir of the whole world, and more than so, because men are in it who are every one sole heirs as well as you. Till you can sing and rejoice and delight in God, as misers do in gold, and Kings in sceptres, you never enjoy the world.

Till your spirit filleth the whole world, and the stars are your jewels; till you are as familiar with the ways of God in all Ages as with your walk and table: till you are intimately acquainted with that shady nothing out of which the world was made: till you love men so as to desire their happiness, with a thirst equal to the zeal of your own: till you delight in God for being good to all: you never
enjoy the world.”
23 likes
“You are as prone to love, as the sun is to shine.” 11 likes
More quotes…