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by E. Allison Peers,Saint John of the Cross
Author: E. Allison Peers,Saint John of the Cross
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Words seem to change meanings. And the book is incomplete; St. John apparently abandoned it before explicating the entire poem
Words seem to change meanings. John apparently abandoned it before explicating the entire poem. I found many passages and metaphors brilliant, but was lost in others. St. John sometimes seems to struggle to explain or describe the inexplicable and indescribable, which may be the reason for the many repetitions and metaphors.
St. John of the Cross was a legendary Christian mystic who understood human suffering, the joys of finding God, and how the two are connected. This item: Dark Night of the Soul. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.
The book describes its meaning by stanza. The journey occurs during night, representing the hardships and difficulties the soul meets in detachment from the world, and reaches the light of the union with God. Dark Night of the Soul narrates the journey of the soul from bodily home to union with God. The book is divided into two sections reflecting the two phases of the dark night. The first is a purification of the senses. The second, and more intense of the two stages, is that of the purification of the spirit.
DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL. by. Saint John of the Cross. DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH. TO THE DISCALCED CARMELITES OF CASTILE, WITH ABIDING MEMORIES OF THEIR HOSPITALITY AND KINDNESS IN MADRID, ÁVILA AND BURGOS, BUT ABOVE ALL OF THEIR DEVOTION TO SAINT JOHN OF THE CROSS, I DEDICATE THIS TRANSLATION.
John of the Cross (1542 – 1591), was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, a Spanish mystic, Catholic saint . Translated by E. Allison Peers.
John of the Cross (1542 – 1591), was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, a Spanish mystic, Catholic saint, Carmelite friar and priest, born at Fontiveros, Old Castile. Although this happy night brings darkness to the spirit, it does so only to give it light in everything; and that, although it humbles it and makes it miserable, it does so only to exalt it and to raise it up; and, although it impoverishes it and empties it of all natural affection and attachment, it does so only that it may enable.
John of the Cross (Spanish: Juan de la Cruz; 1542 – 14 December 1591), Carmelite friar and priest of Marrano origin, is a major figure of the Spanish Counter-Reformation, a mystic and Roman Catholic saint. He is one of thirty-six Doctors of the Church. John of the Cross is known especially for his writings. He was mentored by and corresponded with the older Carmelite, Teresa of Avila.
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John of the Cross, Saint, 1542-1591; Peers, E. Allison (Edgar Allison), 1891-1952; Silverio, of St. Teresa, 1878-1954. some content may be lost due to the binding of the book.
In this book - his spiritual masterpiece and a classic of Christian literature and mysticism - he addresses several subjects, among them pride, avarice, envy, and other human imperfections.
Author: Saint John, E. Allison Peers ISBN 10: 0860120368. Title: Dark Night of the Soul Item Condition: used item in a very good condition. Used-like N : The book pretty much look like a new book. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Dark Night of the Soul by Saint John (Paperback, 1976). Pre-owned: lowest price.