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Walter Hilton The Scale of Perfection (Classics of Western Spirituality) by John P. H. Clark

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Published by Paulist Press .
Written in English


  • Christian mysticism,
  • Christian theology,
  • Religion - Socialissues,
  • Practical Theology,
  • Religion,
  • Spirituality - General,
  • Christian Life - General,
  • Christianity - Christian Life - General,
  • Early works to 1800,
  • Mysticism

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7974727M
ISBN 100809104407
ISBN 109780809104406

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Walter Hilton (d. ) was an English Augustinian mystic. He attended Cambridge University, and at some point, probably before , he rejected the legal and administrative career available to him and retired from the world as a hermit/5(11). Sources. WYNKYN DE WORDE, The volume of Waltere Hylton namyd in Latin Scala Perfeccionis englisshed the Ladder of Perfection (London, ); The Scale or Ladder of Perfection written by Walter Hilton, ed. CRESSY (London, ), ed. GUY (London, ), ed. DALGAIRNS (London, ); HORSTMAN, Richard Rolle of Hampole anad His Followers (London, ); MARTIN, in Dict. of Nat. .   Walter Hilton was a 14th century Augustinian theologian, and is famous specifically for this work. Lesser known than the anonymous Cloud of Unknowing, it nevertheless is quite important from both a theological and an historical point of view/5. THE SCALE (OR LADDER) OF PERFECTION is a guide to the contemplative life in which the soul is reformed to the image and likeness of God. Book One provides an overview of contemplation and its prerequisites, a discussion of prayer and meditation, and a path for dealing with sins, both obvious and hidden, through self-awareness, humility, and the love of God/5(12).

Walter Hilton, (born c. —died Ma , Thurgarton Priory, Nottinghamshire, Eng.), devotional writer, one of the greatest English mystics of the 14th century.. Hilton studied at the University of Cambridge before becoming a hermit and later joined the Augustinians at Thurgarton Priory, where he remained for the rest of his life. His major work was The Scale [or Ladder] of. Walter Hilton has 26 books on Goodreads with ratings. Walter Hilton’s most popular book is The Ladder of Perfection. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Walter Hilton books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. View the profiles of people named Walter Hilton. Join Facebook to connect with Walter Hilton and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to.

  This is a photographic reprint of the original to insure accuracy. OF all the old English ascetical works which were extant before the Reformation none have maintained their reputation longer than Walter Hilton's "Scale of Perfection." Hilton was a canon of Brand: Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Walter Hilton ( – 24 March ) was canon of an Augustinian priory in England and author of a number of religious works in Latin, of which the best known was The Ladder of Perfection (Scala Perfectionis), a spiritual guide.. Quotes [].   Walter Hilton's The Scale of Perfection maintains a secure place among the major religious treatises composed in fourteenth-century England. This guide to the contemplative life, written in two books of more t words each, is notable for its careful explorations of its religious themes and also as a monument of Middle English : Walter Hilton. The Scale of Perfection. by: Walter Hilton (Author) Thomas H. Bestul (Editor) Publisher Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan Publisher Name: Medieval Institute Publications Publication Date: