Walter Hilton

English Augustinian mystic; died 1396. He was a man of great sanctity, and an able spiritual writer. The most famous of his writings is the "Scala Perfectionis" (Ladder of Perfection). Among his many other works, the one that deserves special mention is styled "To a Devout Man in Temporal Estate." It is written for the spiritual guidance of religious people of wealth and social position in the world, and explains how they can sanctify their lives, and turn all to the honor and glory of God.

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