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The Interior Castle Paperback – July 6, 2004
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“Mirabai Starr is revolutionizing our relationship with the great mystics. Her gorgeous translation of The Interior Castle is an instant classic. Starr has the poet’s ear and meditative depth to do perfect justice to Teresa’s priceless guide.” –Tim Farrington, author of The Monk Downstairs
About the Author
- Publisher : Riverhead Books; Revised ed. edition (July 6, 2004)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 299 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1594480052
- ISBN-13 : 978-1594480058
- Item Weight : 8.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.16 x 0.84 x 7.51 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #37,011 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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She softens the language of this wonderful mystic and doctor of the church, saying in her introduction “I took the liberty...to soften some of her more loaded religious vocabulary,” (p. 18) by changing words like “it displeases God” and “sin”to “God appreciates it when we do not” and “negativity” or “missing the mark.”
She excuses her noticeable shift from the words of the resplendent Catholic saint through interpreting by herself that St Theresa was at some points playing dumb, and faking true Catholic humility and rather feigning a spirit of abandonment to the authority of theologians and the Church Herself. The translator goes so far as to say in her introduction that St. Theresa “made sure that she regularly told them what they wanted to hear,” thus dismissing St Theresa’s passiveness which she treasured so that she could be drawn closer to God.
Unfortunately, this woman clearly knows very little about genuine Catholic spirituality, and for Catholic souls looking for this spiritual masterpiece of St. Theresa so that they can do their spiritual reading and meditation on it, if they are not careful, this pagan translation will certainly cause them to “miss the mark.”
that is easy read and an uncomplicated translation. I could say this is a book on mystical theology; true. More simply, I say it is a book on traveling the mystical, spiritual path, journey, way - to Union with God. I married, my husband and I had 9 children, I joined the Carmelite Third Order and took the name of Sr. Jane of Jesus...I have followed the spiritual path to the Mountain of God, I have directed my 9 children to spiritual enlightenment. Love the book....Grateful for the book....Invite others to peek inside it - perhaps they already have.,