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The Work of Contemplation Then and Now: The Cloud of Unknowing and Present-Day Christian Mystical Practice

@inproceedings{Young2010TheWO,
  title={The Work of Contemplation Then and Now: The Cloud of Unknowing and Present-Day Christian Mystical Practice},
  author={G. Young},
  year={2010}
}
The Cloud of Unknowing is an anonymous fourteenth-century Middle English mystical text that discusses what its author calls the “work” of contemplation. In the late twentieth century, the Cloud became an important resource for two Christian contemplative movements that go by the names of “Centering Prayer” and “Christian Meditation.” This dissertation addresses a number of issues related to the appropriation of the medieval Cloud by persons who wish to engage in a present-day form of Christian… Expand