Carlos Eire

Jan 15, 2023

Holy Paradox and St. Teresa of Ávila

Mysticism in Sixteenth-Century Spain

New Books Network 2023

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Carlos Eire, author of The Life of Saint Teresa of Ávila: A Biography (Princeton UP, 2019) and professor of medieval and early modern European history and religion at Yale University, discusses the life of St. Teresa and mysticism in sixteenth-century Spain. He also talks a bit about his immigration to the United States as a child refugee from Cuba in the 1960s; his commentary and scholarship has earned him the title of “enemy of the state” in today’s communist Cuba.

· Here is Professor Eire’s faculty webpage at Yale University.

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