The Ascent of Mount Carmel: Reflections

The Ascent of Mount Carmel: Reflections

by Marc Foley
     
 
Saint John of the Cross is one of Christianity’s greatest poets and mystics. Nevertheless, his subject matter and writing style, coupled with his use of Scholastic terminology, can make his prose difficult to understand and intimidating.

Readers of The Ascent of Mount Carmel: Reflections will thank Father Marc Foley for making John’s thought

Overview

Saint John of the Cross is one of Christianity’s greatest poets and mystics. Nevertheless, his subject matter and writing style, coupled with his use of Scholastic terminology, can make his prose difficult to understand and intimidating.

Readers of The Ascent of Mount Carmel: Reflections will thank Father Marc Foley for making John’s thought accessible and refreshingly contemporary. The author shares with contemporary spiritual seekers his seasoned wisdom, gleaned from years of reading and teaching John of the Cross. He deftly weaves together insights from psychology, theology, and literature to make The Ascent of Mount Carmel both understandable and relevant to daily life.

The Notes and Index sections are fully linked.

Editorial Reviews

Adjunct professor of theology, University of Notre Dame Aquinas chair in Catholic Theology Emeritus, Saint Marys College - Keith Egan, T.OCarm
Marc Foley’s splendid grasp of human nature—enhanced by his training in psychology as well as his keen and extensive reading of literature—makes him a very able guide to John of the Cross’s contemplative wisdom.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016506227
Publisher:
ICS Publications
Publication date:
06/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
254
Sales rank:
568,670
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Marc Foley, OCD, is a Discalced Carmelite priest and the prior of the Carmelite Monastery inFr Marc Foley Washington, D.C. He has taught courses on St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. Thérèse of Lisieux at Washington Theological Union on both the graduate and doctoral levels. He is an active member of the Institute of Carmelite Studies, currently serving as its chairman. Father Marc is also a spiritual director and retreat master. He is the author of eight books.

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