Ascent of Mount Carmel

Ascent of Mount Carmel

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by St John of the Cross
     
 

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One of St. John of the Cross' most important and insightful works, Ascent of Mount Carmel is a brilliant work of Christian mysticism. Considered one of the great Spanish poets, St. John depicts the soul's ascent to Mount Carmel--allegorically, the place of God--and the "dark night" that the soul must endure to reach it. St. John describes the different mystic

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One of St. John of the Cross' most important and insightful works, Ascent of Mount Carmel is a brilliant work of Christian mysticism. Considered one of the great Spanish poets, St. John depicts the soul's ascent to Mount Carmel--allegorically, the place of God--and the "dark night" that the soul must endure to reach it. St. John describes the different mystic experiences the soul encounters on its way to union with God through the dark night. Although St. John continues to describe the dark night in Dark Night of the Soul, the sequel to Ascent of Mount Carmel, this book provides a hauntingly beautiful, profound, and mystical account of Christian spirituality. It is highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011890970
Publisher:
St John Books
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
675,209
File size:
342 KB

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Ascent of Mount Carmel 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 6 reviews.
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This is a great book, it's a little difficult to understand unfortunately unless you are familiar with the language of contemplatives. Even once you're familiar with their language, it's still a little difficult to follow... I think my brain got stretch marks from reading it. I do recommend it though... The Author starts off with the same poem that is found in his highly celebrated work "Dark Night of the Soul" and he then goes on to interpret and expound on the poem, but he does it slightly differently than he did in the "Dark Night", but overall I would say that if you've read one then you've probably read the other... I would have enjoyed it if he had actually gotten to the part where you leave the dark night and enter into divine union, but alas, he never got to that part... My recommendation is that you buy it if it has a really sweet cover... haha!