The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Ávila, Vol. 1
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This is the second edition of Volume One of The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila, first woman doctor of the church. The translators have taken full advantage of all that recent scholarship has contributed to a better understanding of Teresa and her writings. This volume includes her first major work, The Book of Her Life, and two of her shorter works, the Spiritual T...more
Paperback, 420 pages
Published April 30th 2007 by ICS Publications Institute of Carmelite Studies (first published January 1st 1976)
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James
This book has Teresa's autobiography. It is very interesting but kind of wordy, lots of tangents, and reflections. It makes it sometimes hard to follow. Worth a read, but I read it along a biography which helped me track what was going on, without getting lost in her descriptions.

The vividness of her visions and experiences of prayer, makes this book a delight to read. The fact that her early confessors thought she was possessed shows their struggle to come to terms with a woman whose prayer lif...more
Deb
Good book, but hard to read - 1500's book translated to English. Kinda confusing.
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Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, 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 with John of the Cross, a founder of the Discalced Carmelites. In 1970 she was named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI.

Born in Avila, Spain, on March 28, 1515, St. Teresa was the...more
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