Cloud of Unknowing
This Cloud of Unknowing is an impulse of love, a dark gazing into the pure being of God!
"Here begins a book of contemplation, which is called The Cloud of Unknowing, in which a soul is united with God…" This spiritual classic has been an enigma for centuries. Here is a contemporary English translation that ushers you into the way of knowing God that can be dark at times, and luminous at others. It offers an accessible invitation to enter into God's presence through a "cloud of unknowing."
Written by an anonymous fourteenth-century monk, this contemplative work has influenced thousands of readers from all walks of life. Each brief chapter offers a way to enter into the life of prayer and onto the path to knowing a God beyond all knowing. A foreword by best-selling author Robert Benson, special to this edition, will help you to savor the meaning of this unique little book.
For the health of your soul, engage in a blind impulse of love toward God alone, a secret love beating on this cloud of unknowing!
Bernard Bangley has authored and edited many books, including the Paraclete Press edition of Butler's Lives of the Saints; Concise, Modernized Edition; and By Way of the Desert: 365 Daily Readings. He lives in Lexington, Virginia.