The Mystics of Spain

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Groundbreaking study of 16th-century Spain's golden age of mysticism briefly explores the period as background to the works and personalities of 15 mystical authors, with extracts from the writings of Juan of ?vila, St. John of the Cross, St. Ignatius of Loyola, Alonso de Orozco, Luis de Granada, Diego de Estella, and 9 others.

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Overview

Groundbreaking study of 16th-century Spain's golden age of mysticism briefly explores the period as background to the works and personalities of 15 mystical authors, with extracts from the writings of Juan of Ávila, St. John of the Cross, St. Ignatius of Loyola, Alonso de Orozco, Luis de Granada, Diego de Estella, and 9 others.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780486425016
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/15/2002
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 741,065
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 8.62 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

GENERAL INTRODUCTION
PREFACE
INTRODUCTION:
THE MYSTICS OF SPAIN
LIST OF BOOKS
EXTRACTS FROM THE SPANISH MYSTICS
RAMÓN LULL (c. 1233-c. 1315)
  The Book of the Lover and the Beloved (Extracts)
  The Art of Contemplation (Extract)
GARCÍA DE CISNEROS (1455-1510)
  How our thought is lifted up to God through quick and fervent love
BERNARDINO DE LAREDO (1482-1540)
  How the practice of Quiet teaches the soul to rise on wings of love
  How the Sleep of the soul's faculties quickens for the flight of living love
ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA (1491-1556)
  A contemplation to obtain love
FRANCISCO DE OSUNA (c. 1497-c. 1541)
  Of the nature of recollection
  Of three ways of prayer
  Of three ways of silence
ST. PETER OF ALCÁNTARA (1499-1562)
  A Counsel to be observed in the exercise of prayer and meditation
JUAN DE ÁVILA (1500-1569)
  "Letter to a religious, urging him to the perfect love of God"
ALONSO DE OROZCO (1500-1591)
  "Of the last degree of contemplation, which consists in the contemplation of God in Himself"
LUIS DE GRANADA (1504-1588)
  A prayer for union with God in love
ST. TERESA OF JESUS (1515-1582)
  The similitude of the watered garden
  The similitude of the silkworm
  The Seventh Mansions
  An exclamation of the soul to God
DIEGO DE ESTELLA (1524-1578)
  "How love bears us to God, as to our Centre"
LUIS DE LEÓN (1528-1591)
  The Heavenly Life
  The Birth of Christ in the soul
  Love and Unity
  Christ the Prince of Peace
PEDRO MALÓN DE CHAIDE (c. 1530-1589)
  One thing is needful'
JUAN DE LOS ÁNGELES (1536-1609)
  Ejaculatory prayer
  Preface to the Considerations on the Song of Songs
ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS (1542-1591)
  Dark Night of the soul
  Spiritual Canticle
  Night of sense and night of spirit
  Break the web of this sweet encounter'
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