Carlos EireJan 15, 2023
Holy Paradox and St. Teresa of Ávila
Mysticism in Sixteenth-Century Spain
New Books Network 2023
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.