The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works (Penguin Classics)

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Although the exact identity of this text's author remains obscure, he was probably an English country parson of the late 14th century. The main theme of this book is that god cannot be reached by human intellect but only by a love that can pierce the cloud of unknowing.

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The identity of the author of The Cloud of Unknowing is not known, but he was undoubtedly an English priest who lived during the latter half of the 14th century. A. C. Spearing is Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He has published widely on medieval literature and has translated Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love for Penguin Classics.

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Text: English (translation)

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