Angelic Wisdom: The Cherubim and the Grace of Contemplation in Richard of St. Victor

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Angelic Wisdom: The Cherubim and the Grace of Contemplation in Richard of St. Victor

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Angelic Wisdom takes readers on a contemplative and theological journey into the angelic wisdom at the heart of the symbol of the cherubim. As a guide for this journey, Chase uses Richard of St. Victor s twelfth-century treatise on contemplation De arca mystica. Angelic Wisdom presents new interpretations and evaluations of medieval spirituality, and serves as a spiritual guide for those who seek God through the grace of contemplation.

In this graceful, deeply learned book Steven Chase takes readers on a contemplative and theological journey into the angelic wisdom at the heart of the symbol of the cherubim. Providing the guiding hand for this journey is Richard of St. Victor whose twelfth century treatise on contemplation, De arca mystica, focuses on God s instructions to Moses on the construction of the ark and cherubim in Exodus 25: 18-20. The text from Exodus contains the promise of God to Moses, and finally to us, that atop the ark, between the two che