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Interior Castle

(Christian Classics Edition)

by Teresa of Avila

Tere­sa of Avi­la’s Inte­ri­or Cas­tle is one of the most cel­e­brat­ed books of Chris­t­ian mys­ti­cism ever writ­ten. In this new edi­tion, the clas­sic trans­la­tion by E. Alli­son Peers is unit­ed with fresh spir­i­tu­al com­men­tary by Den­nis Bil­ly, C.Ss.R., mak­ing it the only edi­tion of this work to pro­vide spir­i­tu­al nour­ish­ment in an acces­si­ble form while remain­ing com­plete­ly faith­ful to Tere­sa’s mys­ti­cal vision. 

Remark­ably sim­ple both in style and struc­ture, Tere­sa’s Inte­ri­or Cas­tle begins with the vision of the soul as a cas­tle made of a sin­gle dia­mond … in which there are many rooms, just as in Heav­en there are many man­sions.” Build­ing on this image, Tere­sa con­structs a work of stun­ning spir­i­tu­al and psy­cho­log­i­cal wis­dom. In his com­men­tary, Den­nis Bil­ly breathes fresh air into this time­less work by exam­in­ing Tere­sa’s thought in its his­tor­i­cal con­text and sum­ma­riz­ing her teach­ing in a brief and straight­for­ward manner. 

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