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BY THE SAME AUTHOR
FAITH AND EXPERIENCE
THE CULT OF THE PASSING MOMENT THE ENGLISH CHURCH AND RE-UNION THE ENGLISH CHURCH AND RE-UNION SCALA MUNDI: OR THE WORLD IN RELATION TO GOD
ARA CELI :
AN ESSAY IN MYSTICAL THEOLOGY
RECTOR OF BENTLEY, FORMERLY BISHOP OF BLOEMFONTEIN
METHUEN & CO. LTD.
28 Dec. 53
The Rev. Frances & Brodgood
PREFACE TO THIRD EDITION
HERE are a few things which I should like to add in reference to reviews and notices of this book by the Press.
First, I want to apologise for the large number of misprints which appeared in the earlier editions. I am very much ashamed of them, and hope that they have now been corrected.
Secondly, some Roman Catholic papers, for whose friendly appreciation I am very grateful, note the omission of any reference to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. I can only plead that it is very difficult to recall, on reflection, the sum total of one's indebtedness, and I suppose that very often the authors to whom we owe most are least prominently in our minds, just because their ideas have soaked so deeply into us. I should like, then, to repair my neglect, and acknowledge gratefully the help which I have received from the Exercises, especially, I think, in the first two chapters of my book. But I must add, on the other hand, that the complicated scheme of meditation recommended by him is the sort of method against which I venture to argue in Chapter VII.
A further criticism from the same quarter is the