The Dark Night of the Soul (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

The Dark Night of the Soul (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by St. John of the Cross
     
 

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In The Dark Night of the Soul, Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross describes the purification, or "night," that the human soul must experience if it is to enter into loving union with God in this life. Its combination of personal, pastoral, and academic wisdom has made The Dark Night of the Soul an enduring classic in the literature of Christian

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In The Dark Night of the Soul, Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross describes the purification, or "night," that the human soul must experience if it is to enter into loving union with God in this life. Its combination of personal, pastoral, and academic wisdom has made The Dark Night of the Soul an enduring classic in the literature of Christian spirituality. It is a book to which generations of readers, both lay and religious, have turned as they have sought to experience on earth the kind of intimacy with God that will characterize the lives of the blessed in heaven.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411429208
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
328,757
File size:
471 KB

Meet the Author


St. John of the Cross, born in 1542 in Fontiveros, Spain, was a central figure in the renewal and reform of sixteenth-century religious life. Working with Teresa of Avila to reform the Carmelites, John was imprisoned by members of the non-reformed branch of the order. When John escaped from prison, he did so with a notebook containing poetry written during his confinement. These poems became the basis of The Dark Night of the Soul.

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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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