Alvarez, Thomas, OCD. Translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, OCD. 452pp PBK
As the first woman to be given the title of doctor of the church, St. Teresa of Avila continues to exercise her teaching authority in the world today both within and outside the boundaries of the church. In the present group of 100 themes, Tomás Alvarez wishes to create a favorable approach to Teresa's person and a comprehensive reading of her writings.
Avila and Its Surroundings, The Social Classes of Her Time, Environment and Cultural Levels, Contemporary Women, Clergy, Religion, Her Family, Home, Father, Mother and Siblings is a sampling of some of the one hundred themes presented in this book.
About the Author:
Tomás Alvarez is the most noted Spanish scholar in Teresian studies. Besides his editions of her Complete Works and Letters, he has presented to the public in excellent critical editions the photocopies of Teresa's manuscripts so that now we have her Life, The Foundations, The Way of Perfection and The Interior Castle just as they came from Teresa's hand.