Dark Night of the Soul (Dover Thrift Editions Series)

Dark Night of the Soul (Dover Thrift Editions Series)

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by St. John of the Cross, St John of the Cross
     
 

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A 16th-century mystic who wrote of man's relationship with God, St. John of the Cross was also a Carmelite monk who helped reform the Order and aided St. Teresa of Avila in establishing new convents for women. In this book — his spiritual masterpiece and a classic of Christian literature and mysticism — he addresses several subjects, among them pride,…  See more details below

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A 16th-century mystic who wrote of man's relationship with God, St. John of the Cross was also a Carmelite monk who helped reform the Order and aided St. Teresa of Avila in establishing new convents for women. 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. He also provides an extended explanation of Divine love; and describes methods of conversion through prayer, submission, and purification. "the most faithful [translation] 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486426938
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
05/09/2003
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
118,716
Product dimensions:
6.56(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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The Dark Night of the Soul (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 48 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Astonishing. Humbling.
whatsnew More than 1 year ago
a true classic,something to ponder
aggieRW More than 1 year ago
The Spanish to English translation needs further translation into modern English. It includes sentences that take a paragraph to finish, as well as quotes in Latin that she fails to translate into English. This book is not readable by an average reader.
1PenneyThoughts More than 1 year ago
I have been seeing references to and quotes from the writings of St. John of the Cross for years, especially in writings in Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, and poetry. Finally, curiosity got the best of me and I purchased this fascinating book. St. John of the Cross was an amazing character. It fascinates me to peek inside the mind of someone so different from myself. Also his statements about the development of a more spiritual mind are right on. People with his singleminded religious zeal have made huge impacts on the way we live. Think Plymouth Rock, the Crusades, the Salem witch hunts, the generosity of The Salvation Army, the fearlessness of the Jihadists, etc.
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