Master Class on The Interior Castle of Teresa of Ávila

Jan 30 2015 2—6pm
Gavin House
1220 E 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
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Bernard McGinn

University of Chicago


Bernard McGinn (University of Chicago)


In this three-hour seminar, Prof. McGinn will lead students through the major themes of Teresa of Ávila’s The Interior Castle, a masterpiece of Christian mysticism by one of the most profound spiritual figures in the History of Christianity.

Participants will be provided with a complimentary copy of the book if needed and are required to read it in preparation for the seminar. The Paulist Press version of Teresa of Avila: The Interior Castle is preferred but not required if you already own another version.

This master class is open to all graduate and undergraduate students, including non-University of Chicago students. Copies of the book can be mailed or picked up at Gavin House.  Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Franzen.

Bernard McGinn is the Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology and of the History of Christianity in the Divinity School and the Committees on Medieval Studies and on General Studies at the University of Chicago. He has written extensively about the history of apocalyptic thought, spirituality, and mysticism. McGinn's many books include Antichrist: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination with EvilThe Presence of Goda multivolume history of Western Christian mysticism, and most recently Thomas Aquinas’s Summa theologiae: A Biography.