Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1986. Paperback. 145p. Ex-library copy of a softcover book in very good condition. Library sticker on spine. Stamps, markings, and check-out materials on 1/2 title page. Otherwise clean and tight, with only minutely rubbed edges. Item #143302
A volume in the CLASSICS OF WESTERN SPIRITUALITY series. Silesius (1624-1677) was a German Catholic priest, physician, and mystic. Originally a Lutheran, he converted to Catholicism in 1653 and wrote many anti-Protestant tracts. This books collects many of the epigrams for which he was well-known. Translation and foreword by Maria Shrady; introduction and notes by Josef Schmidt; preface by E.J. Furcha.