James  Walsh

James Walsh

January 01, 1920

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Born in 1920.
Works: 63 works in 122 publications in 7 languages and 6,269 library holdings
Editor, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: bv4831, 242

Average rating: 4.21 · 2,404 ratings · 71 reviews · 2 distinct works
The Cloud of Unknowing

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“And therefore take good heed unto time, how that thou dispendest it: for nothing is more precious than time. In one little time, as little as it is, may heaven be won and lost.”
James Walsh, The Cloud of Unknowing

“And our soul by virtue of this reforming grace is made sufficient to the full to comprehend all Him by love, the which is incomprehensible to all created knowledgeable powers, as is angel, or man's soul; I mean, by their knowing, and not by their loving. And therefore I call them in this case knowledgeable powers. But yet all reasonable creatures, angel and man, have in them each one by himself, one principal working power, the which is called a knowledgeable power, and another principal working power, the which is called a loving power. Of the which two powers, to the first, the which is a knowledgeable power, God that is the maker of them is evermore incomprehensible; and to the second, the which is the loving power, in each one diversely He is all comprehensible to the full. Insomuch that a loving soul alone in itself, by virtue of love should comprehend in itself Him that is sufficient [p. 77] to the full--and much more, without comparison--to fill all the souls and angels that ever may be. And this is the endless marvellous miracle of love; the working of which shall never take end, for ever shall He do it, and never shall He cease for to do it. See who by grace see may, for the feeling of this is endless bliss, and the contrary is endless pain.”
James Walsh, The Cloud of Unknowing

“He is a jealous lover and suffereth no fellowship, and Him list not work in thy will but if He be only with thee by Himself. He asketh [p. 70] none help, but only thyself.”
James Walsh, The Cloud of Unknowing

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