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History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler with Twenty-Five of his Sermons

by Catherine Winkworth

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John Tauler was a German Dominican mystic living in the 14th century. He is known as one of the Friends of God, an informal group of Catholic mystics who strove to deepen both their communal relationship as well as their inner spirituality. Tauler was a leader of this group. His sermons demonstrated his mastery of combining the mystical with the concrete, the spiritual with the practical. 25 of his sermons are included in this volume. He also taught that each human has a desire for God which is satisfied through detachment from earthly things. Also in this volume is a biography of Tauler, which allows readers to gain better insight into this ancient religious man's life and work.

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Catherine Winkworth
Source: hymntime.com/tch
Source: hymntime.com/tch
Born: September 13, 1827
Died: July 1, 1878
Related topics: Bio-bibliography, Biography, Criticism, interpretation, etc., German literature, History
Basic information: Catherine Winkworth (13 September 1827 - 1 July 1878) was an English translator. She is best known for bringing the German chorale tradition to English speakers with her numerous translations of hymns.
Popular works: Chorale Book for England, Christian Singers of Germany, Cumulative Indexes to the Hymn Translations of Catherine Winkworth, Lyra Germanica: Second Series: The Christian Life, Lyra Germanica: The Christian Year