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Obeying the TruthDiscretion in the Spiritual Writings of Saint Catherine of Siena$
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Grazia Mangano Ragazzi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199344512

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344512.001.0001

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Catherine’s Reflection as an Example of Supernatural Christian Mysticism

Catherine’s Reflection as an Example of Supernatural Christian Mysticism

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(p.165) Chapter 11 Catherine’s Reflection as an Example of Supernatural Christian Mysticism
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Obeying the Truth
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Grazia Mangano Ragazzi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199344512.003.0012

Catherine was a mystic. Which are the main traits of her mysticism, and what role does her reflection on discretion play in it? The chapter addresses these questions in this and the following chapter. Specifically, this chapter shows how the unity of style of Catherine’s writings, with her frequent resort to metaphorical language, manifests her unique mystical inspiration.

Keywords:   Catherine of Siena, discretion, mysticism, metaphorical language, spirituality, moral life

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