The book presents a chapter of The Interior Castle itself, followed by a review of the development of her thought and the principal ideas in each chapter.
• Interpretive notes after each chapter cover doctrine, history, and sociology.
• Questions for reflection and/or discussion conclude each chapter.
• A glossary of terms offers definitions as well as their specific and sometimes unique meaning in Teresa’s writings.
• Then, because Teresa always wanted her writings to be in harmony with Scripture, the study edition offers a biblical index that lists by page number scriptural texts or allusions to them found in Teresa’s writings.
With its combination of Teresa’s text and modern commentary and notes, The Interior Castle Study Edition demonstrates how contemporary church teachings are reflected in Teresa’s basic concepts and principles of the spiritual life, and how modern readers can apply these perennially rich teachings to our lives today.