Captive Flames

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McCaffrey James A Biblical Reading of the Carmelite Saints

Author(s): James McCaffrey

ISBN13: 9781853909207

ISBN10: 1853909203

Publisher: Veritas

Extent: 216 pages

Binding: Paperback

Size: 0.2 x 14 x 20.3 cm

SKU: 9781853909207A Category: Tags: ,

Description

In Captive Flames James McCaffrey presents a compelling argument for the relevance of Carmelite spirituality and its scriptural basis. Focusing on five key figures he shows us how Carmelite spirituality, based on experience not theory, can lead to a fuller understanding of Gods love for all mankind. In the works of Teresa of Avila we are shown the importance of prayer as friendship; in John of the Cross how we are led as Gods people from selfishness to joy; in Elizabeth of The Trinity, the significance of a triune God as shown in St Johns Gospel; in Edith Stein, the importance of the Old Testament for an understanding of the New; finally, through the person of Th�r�se of Lisieux we are encouraged to come to God with confidence and love.

Captive Flames, with its thought-provoking account of the influence of Mary, Mother of Carmel, on these five outstanding saints, offers essential insights and fresh observations for both the Carmelite scholar and the lay-reader alike.

Additional information

Weight 0.36 kg
Dimensions 20.6 × 14 × 1.8 cm
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