Ascent of Mount Carmel

Ascent of Mount Carmel

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by St John of The Cross
     
 

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Ascent of Mount Carmel (Subida del Monte Carmelo) is a 16th-century spiritual treatise by Spanish Catholic mystic and poet St John of the Cross. The book is a systematic treatment of the ascetical life in pursuit of mystical union with Christ, giving advice and reporting on his own experience.  See more details below

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Ascent of Mount Carmel (Subida del Monte Carmelo) is a 16th-century spiritual treatise by Spanish Catholic mystic and poet St John of the Cross. The book is a systematic treatment of the ascetical life in pursuit of mystical union with Christ, giving advice and reporting on his own experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016170572
Publisher:
Unforgotten Classics
Publication date:
01/02/2013
Series:
Unforgotten Classics , #1
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,197,157
File size:
615 KB

Meet the Author

John of the Cross, O.C.D. (1542 – 14 December 1591), was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, a Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite friar and priest, born at Fontiveros, Old Castile.

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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!