A Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom Christ (Classic Reprint)

A Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom Christ (Classic Reprint)

by John of the Cross
     
 
Excerpt from A Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom Christ

The present volume of the works of St. John of the Cross contains the explanation of the 'Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom Christ.' The two earlier works, the 'Ascent of Mount Carmel' and the 'Dark Night of the Soul,' dealt with the cleansing of the soul, the unremittant war

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Excerpt from A Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom Christ

The present volume of the works of St. John of the Cross contains the explanation of the 'Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom Christ.' The two earlier works, the 'Ascent of Mount Carmel' and the 'Dark Night of the Soul,' dealt with the cleansing of the soul, the unremittant war against even the smallest imperfections standing in the way of union with God; imperfections which must be removed, partly by strict self-discipline, partly by the direct intervention of God, Who, searching 'the reins and hearts' by means of heavy interior and exterior trials, purges away whatever is displeasing to Him. Although some stanzas refer to this preliminary state, the chief object of the 'Spiritual Canticle' is to picture under the Biblical simile of Espousals and Matrimony the blessedness of a soul that has arrived at union with God.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781330291795
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/13/2015
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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