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A medieval classic of mysticism, The Cloud of Unknowing was profoundly influenced by the apophatic theology of pseudo-Dionysius. God is on an entirely different plane than human beings. He ultimately cannot be described, but is penetrated by the dart of longing love. Robinson rigorously translates and paraphrases this masterpiece's teaching over 366 days. 256 pages, softcover. Paraclete.

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Title: Cloud Devotion: Through the Year with the Cloud of Unknowing
By: David G. Robinson
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: 2020
Dimensions: 8 X 5 (inches)
Weight: 10 ounces
ISBN: 1640604332
ISBN-13: 9781640604339
Stock No: WW604338

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A personal invitation to walk with God through one of the great classics of Christian spirituality. This book of daily devotions is based upon The Cloud of Unknowing. In this edition Robinson sought to remain as true as possible to the voice of this medieval classic. Cloud Devotion follows the original Middle English text sentence by sentence, with Robinson’s own translation and paraphrase, divided work into 366 small portions, with a Scripture passage related to the theme from each daily reading.

"My heart has yearned for this book. I wanted a guide to help me savor and reflect on the spiritual classic The Cloud of Unknowing. David has insightfully discerned how we might do this. The partnership of this unknown, ancient writer and this known, living pastor is masterful. I invite you into the clouds with the slow reading of this book." —Dr. MaryKate Morse, author and mentor-professor of formation and leadership   

Author Bio

David Robinson (M.Div., D.Min. Fuller Seminary) is a pastor of Community Church in Cannon Beach, Oregon, and a Benedictine Oblate of Mount Angel Abbey. He is married with three grown sons, and is the author of seven spirituality books, including Cloud Devotion and Ancient Paths: Discover Christian Formation the Benedictine Way. His author website is http://waterpaths.org/.

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"Cloud Devotion provides awakening meditations for the year for those yearning for a new way of life. Each day offers thoughts from scripture and wisdom reflections from The Cloud stirring the person reading it with a desire to live and share God's love. It inspires one to continue living with purity of heart and with practical ways of persevering in humility. Cloud Devotion offers a person transformation from within." —Lucy Wynkoop, OSB, co-author of Lectio Divina: Contemplative Awakening and Awareness

"David Robinson has given us a wonderful gift, bringing this classic to us in contemporary language and in small daily amounts with thought-provoking questions that provide us with a year-full of morsels that will nourish our souls. What a great way for those unfamiliar with The Cloud of Unknowing to savor its contents, and what a creative way for those who have read it to be reintroduced to it in a manner that demands deeply focused attention." —Dennis Okholm, Azusa Pacific University; author of Monk Habits for Everyday People
 
 
"David Robinson’s highly-readable translation of The Cloud of Unknowing makes this classic text devotionally accessible. Designed for a year of daily use, Robinson’s Cloud Devotion invites the reader into slow meditation on the profound themes of this fourteenth century text. I commend Cloud Devotion with enthusiasm, not least for the pervasive call to a humble and dependent life in Christ." —Mark Labberton, President, Fuller Theological Seminary
 
"The text of Cloud Devotion consists of deep and fascinating words and truth. It gets deeper the more one is living with it. It is helpful in the school of life for growing deeper in the glory of God to read and meditate each day of a year on these old words of trusting in God alone." —Sr. Dorothea Flandera, OSB, Abbess St. Hildegard Abbey, Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany

"My heart has yearned for this book. I wanted a guide to help me savor and reflect on the spiritual classic The Cloud of Unknowing. David has insightfully discerned how we might do this. The partnership of this unknown, ancient writer and this known, living pastor is masterful. I invite you into the clouds with the slow reading of this book." —Dr. MaryKate Morse, author and mentor-professor of formation and leadership   

"We live through seasons of our lives where all seems unclear, chaotic, and confusing. David Robinson's image of Cloud addresses our need for hope and confidence when we don't know where the Holy Spirit is leading us. He has gifted us with an inclusive and heart-felt translation of a medieval classic that remains popular with seekers today. This is an excellent source for Lectio Divina." —Sister Laura Swan, OSB, author of The Wisdom of the Beguines


 

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