About the book
By linking together a series of brilliantly chosen texts from the early centuries of the Church, the author lays bare the roots of the deeply mystical spirituality that has flourished among Christians throughout the ages. This book will appeal to anyone who is interested in the field of spirituality. It is a masterly contribution to Christian scholarship, and this second edition includes an extraordinarily useful Index.
Anthologies of mysticism abound, but this one is clearly in a class by itself … It is spiritual reading in the true sense – a book to be read and re-read, to be pondered and savored.
Clément has provided a helpful contribution to all who are interested in the study of spirituality
There are some books so good that all one wants to say is: go out, buy it and read it - it is marvelous! And so it is with this fine translation
The Roman Catholic church and Orthodoxy have been separated for nearly a thousand years. And yet, as Clément so elegantly demonstrates, we have the same communion of faith and sacraments.