‘For many generations thousands of the most gifted and exemplary human beings have been devoting all their energies of mind and body to becoming holy; on the way they have let fall many crumbs of wisdom; it is a privilege, as well as a joy, to pick up those crumbs and recycle them.’
Holiness cannot be taught by any kind of trick or technique and can only be truly understood through a personally transformative process, explains theological writer and professor Donald Nicholl in this classic work, which arose first from a series of conferences that he gave to a community of Poor Clares.
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Donald Nicholl was a British historian and theologian. A speaker of medieval Welsh, Irish and Russian, he published books on medieval and modern history, religion and a biography of Thurstan. He has been regarded as one of the most influential of modern Christian thinkers.