Isaac of Stella
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Blessed Isaac of Stella was a monk and a Christian humanist whose thought integrated Neoplatonic and Aristotelian philosophy with Catholic mysticism, arguing that the intellect is given by God that people might conceive of divine truths. He was also an esoteric psychologist, exploring the different aspects of the soul and logic to elucidate mystical experience.

He was born in England, and was educated in both England and Paris. He joined the Cistercian order during the changes instituted by St. Bernard of Clairvaux. He later became abbot of a Cistercian community.

Isaac of Stella's best known written work is his Letter to Alcher on the Soul

Poems by Isaac of Stella

Recommended Books: Isaac of Stella

Poetry for the Spirit: Poems of Universal Wisdom and Beauty

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Isaac of Stella - Britannica Online

Brief biography of Isaac of Stella and short exploration of his philosophical/mystical ideas.

Sermons of the Saints,I,J.htm

A list of homilies by important figures in Church history, including a few short selections by Isaac of Stella.
Isaac of Stella