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SPIRITUAL CONFERENCES of Johann Tauler, O.P. is one of the great classics of the Catholic Church. And like the writings of so many other profound and saintly minds, Tauler s works are both easy to read and rich with meaning. They do not dwell on subjects pertinent to only the few, but come to grips with the essential problems we all face in our struggle with the world, the flesh and the devil.
If we would attain perfection ( Our Lord enjoined us, Be you therefore perfect, as also your heavenly Father is perfect. Mt.5:48 ), we must do battle with ourselves and with the subtle, little complacencies and pitfalls we are often content to live with.
To this end, Johann Tauler is unparalleled in his ability to bare for our scrutiny all the devious tricks of the human heart in its effort to avoid chastising itself and really settling down to the work of spiritual perfection. Tauler influenced Ven. Louis of Granada, St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, and many other saints with these seemingly humble sermons. Though brief and easily understood, they will exert a like influence on the Catholic saints of today. Excellent introduction. Impr. 283 pgs; PB
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The Rev. Father Johann Tauler, O.P., was a German priest, theologian, and author of the fourteenth century. Born circa 1300 at Strasbourg, he received his education from the Dominicans of the city before visiting the Order's college at Cologne. A member of the Friends of God, he reportedly remained at his post and encouraged his fellow citizens when the Black Death struck his city of birth in 1348. He was famous for his sermons and also authored the classic Spiritual Conferences, a work on spiritual perfection. Father Tauler died on the fifteenth of June, 1361.
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Book Description TAN Books, 1978. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB00ZVPM83Q