The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself (Paperback)

Of Avila Saint Teresa

Published by Penguin Books Ltd, 2008
ISBN 10: 0140440739 / ISBN 13: 9780140440737
Used / Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Language: English . Brand New Book. Born in the Castilian town of Avila in 1515, Teresa entered the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation when she was twenty-one. Tormented by illness, doubts and self-recrimination, she gradually came to recognize the power of prayer and contemplation - her spiritual enlightenment was intensified by many visions and mystical experiences, including the piercing of her heart by a spear of divine love. She went on to found seventeen Carmelite monasteries throughout Spain. Teresa always denied her own saintliness, however, saying in a letter: There is no suggestion of that nonsense about my supposed sanctity. This frank account is one of the great stories of a religious life and a literary masterpiece - after Don Quixote, it is Spain s most widely read prose classic. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.12 avg rating
(1,453 ratings)

Synopsis: Born in the Castilian town of Avila in 1515, Teresa entered the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation when she was twenty-one. Tormented by illness, doubts and self-recrimination, she gradually came to recognize the power of prayer and contemplation—her spiritual enlightenment was intensified by many visions and mystical experiences, including the piercing of her heart by a spear of divine love. She went on to found seventeen Carmelite monasteries throughout Spain. Teresa always denied her own saintliness, however, saying in a letter: "There is no suggestion of that nonsense about my supposed sanctity." This frank account is one of the great stories of a religious life and a literary masterpiece—after Don Quixote, it is Spain's most widely read prose classic.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Review: Written at the command of her confessors, the books of this 16th century Spanish saint and mystic (a beloved friend to another great Spanish mystic, John of the Cross), St. Teresa's writings remain classics of Christian mysticism. Less abstract and theoretical than her friend, Teresa's works are no less noteworthy for the brilliance of their ability to convey with both warmth and rigor some flavor of this most extraordinary experience: union with God. Her autobiography may well be the best entry point into her work and into the great mystical literature of the Christian church. Here she describes her early life and education, the conflicts and crisis she underwent, culminating in her determination to enter fully into the path of prayer. Following a description of the contemplative life, which she explores in four stages, she returns to her own life in order to describe (in erotic language reminiscent of the Song of Songs) the ecstatic experiences given to her by God.

If the idea of mysticism seems hopelessly otherworldly to you, try a taste of St. Teresa, who can be as down to earth as Oprah--and sometimes just as amusing. --Doug Thorpe

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Life of St Teresa of Avila by Herself (...
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: New
Edition: Reprint.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Teresa of Avila
Published by Penguin Classics (1957)
ISBN 10: 0140440739 ISBN 13: 9780140440737
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1957. Book Condition: Fair. Reprint. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP14077601

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Teresa of Avila
Published by Penguin Classics (1957)
ISBN 10: 0140440739 ISBN 13: 9780140440737
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 1957. Book Condition: Good. Reprint. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2753874

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Teresa of Avila
Published by Penguin Classics
ISBN 10: 0140440739 ISBN 13: 9780140440737
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2826897250

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Teresa of Avila Staff
Published by Penguin Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0140440739 ISBN 13: 9780140440737
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Squared
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0140440739I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Teresa of Avila Staff
Published by Penguin Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0140440739 ISBN 13: 9780140440737
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Green Earth
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0140440739I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Teresa of Avila Staff
Published by Penguin Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0140440739 ISBN 13: 9780140440737
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Silver Arch
(St Louis, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0140440739I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Teresa of Avila Staff
Published by Penguin Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0140440739 ISBN 13: 9780140440737
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0140440739I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Teresa of Avila Staff
Published by Penguin Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0140440739 ISBN 13: 9780140440737
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Second City
(Aurora, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0140440739I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Teresa of Avila Staff
Published by Penguin Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0140440739 ISBN 13: 9780140440737
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Blue Cloud
(Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0140440739I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Teresa of Avila Staff
Published by Penguin Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0140440739 ISBN 13: 9780140440737
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0140440739I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 76 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book