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Gertrude More belongs to a tradition of mystical writers who believed in the value of the via negativa, a path to union with God by way of total self-abnegation and the emptying of the mind of set ideas and images. Her only book-length work, THE SPIRITVAL EXERCISES (Paris, 1658), is a collection of her writing assembled by Dom Augustine Baker, OSB, and published some thirty-three years after her death. Some of More's other verse and prose appears in the biography that Baker composed, but her SPIRITVAL EXERCISES remains the ...

Gertrude More: Part Four, Volume 3: Printed Writings, 1641-1700 2009, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9780754663096