Dark Night of the Soul (Dover Thrift Editions)

Dark Night of the Soul (Dover Thrift Editions) Author St. John of the Cross
ISBN-10 0486426939
ISBN-13 9780486426938
Year 2003-05-09
Pages 128
Language English
Publisher Dover Publications
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The great Spanish mystic St John of the Cross became a Carmelite monk in 1563 and helped St Teresa of Avila to reform the Carmelite order enduring persecution and imprisonment for his efforts Both in his writing and in his life he demonstrated eloquently his love for God His written thoughts on man s relationship with God were literacy endeavors that placed him on an intellectual and philosophical level with such great writers as St Augustine and Thomas Aquinas In this work a spiritual masterpiece and classic of Christian literature and mysticism he addresses several subjects among them pride avarice envy and other human imperfections His discussion of the dark night of the spirit which considers afflictions and pain suffered by the soul is followed by an extended explanation of divine love and the soul s exultant union with God This fine translation by E Allison Peers is the most faithful that has appeared in any European language it is indeed much more than a translation for Peers added his own valuable historical and critically interpretive notes London Times

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