A summary and commentary on the prologue and first chapter of The Cloud of Unknowing, a fourteenth century book of English Christian mysticism.
Despite the impression given by too many modern editions, The Cloud of Unknowing is not a work of New Age, quasi-Buddhist spirituality but a deeply Christian work intended to help the committed Christian advance in the life of prayer.
The first in a series on The Cloud of Unknowing, introduction to a do-it-yourself course in reading the classics of the English Spirtual Tradition.
There is “knowing about” God (intellectual) and then there is “knowing” God (experiential). This blog will be mostly about the latter. Before we get to that, however, I’d like to mention a few things about myself.