Paulist Press: Classics of Western Spirituality (list 1 of 6) Paulist Pess has published a series of over 130 volumes of the original writings of universally acknowledged teachers within the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic, and American Indian traditions.
Here is list 1 (of 6) of all current volumes of this highly acclaimed series, called "Classics of Western Spirituality". The following book descriptions are all by the publisher (www.paulistpress.com).
Albert and Thomas: Selected Writings Albert and Thomas: Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality) Contains writings by two 13th-century Dominicans, both Doctors of the Church, St. Albert the Great (1200-1280), patron saint of natural scientists, and the 'common doctor,' St. Thomas Aquinas (1226-1274), both famous for their contributions to philosophy and theology.
Anchoritic Spirituality: Ancrene Wisse and Associated Works Anchoritic Spirituality: Ancrene Wisse and Associated Works (Classics of Western Spirituality) Sometime in the first quarter of the 13th century a number of works were written for anchoresses, women who lived as religious recluses in cells adjoining churches. The most influential is Ancrene Wisse (A Guide for Anchoresses), which discusses in great detail the daily life of the anchoress, both outer and inner. This work gives a detailed sense of a powerful and multi-faceted spirituality different from that of other mystics.
Angela of Foligno: Selected Writings Angela of Foligno : Complete Works (Classics of Western Spirituality) Angela of Foligno (c. 1248-1309) is one of the most outstanding representatives of the Franciscan and Christian mystical tradition. Her Book, published here in English for the first time, describes her passionate love affair with the "suffering God-man," and her teachings in the form of letters and exhortations to her spiritual progeny.
Apocalyptic Spirituality Apocalyptic Spirituality (Classics of Western Spirituality) This book makes available major texts in the Christian apocalyptic literature from the 4th to the 16th centuries. The apocalyptic tradition is that of traditional philosophy based on revelation and concerned with the end of the world.
Athanasius: The Life of Antony and The Letter to Marcellinus Athanasius : The Life of Antony and the Letter To Marcellinus Athanasius (c. 295-373) Bishop of Alexandria, spiritual master and theologian, was a major figure of 4th-century Christendom. The Life of Antony is one of the foremost classics of asceticism. The Letter to Marcellinus is an introduction to the spiritual sense of the Psalms.
The Cloud of Unknowing The Cloud of Unknowing (The Classics of Western Spirituality) Written by an anonymous English monk during the late 14th century, The Cloud of Unknowing puts forth a method of contemplation that stresses the importance of the understanding to break through the cloud of unknowing that separates God and humanity.
Devotio Moderna: Basic Writings Devotio Moderna: Basic Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality) Here are basic texts that reveal the spirituality of the Modern Devout, especially during the early years of the movement from 1380 to 1430. The "Modern Devotion" movement, which was originated by a Dutchman, Master Geerte Grote, is the classic expression of later medieval religious life.