Reading Comprehension: Anonymous, The Cloud of Unknowing (Ch. 55)

Mr. Steel



1. According to this medieval Christian mystical text, what is the devil?







2. What is peculiar about spiritual bodies?







3. What is constant in the appearance of the devil? What does the devil try to make people who see him do? Why?







4. Explain what might this constant bodily form symbolically represent.








5. What is "spiritual discretion," and why is it important? What are human beings like who lack it?