Words of Wisdom for Our World: The Precautions and Counsels of St. John of the Cross

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Thomas Merton once described the Precautions and Counsels of St. John of the Cross as "the most detailed and concrete and practical set of rules for arriving at religious perfection I have ever seen." Yet many today need assistance in discovering the treasures these brief works contain. In this book, Susan Muto continues her efforts to open up the riches of John of the Cross for modern audiences. She shows how these challenging texts, first written for sixteenth century friars and nuns, are firmly rooted in the ...

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Overview

Thomas Merton once described the Precautions and Counsels of St. John of the Cross as "the most detailed and concrete and practical set of rules for arriving at religious perfection I have ever seen." Yet many today need assistance in discovering the treasures these brief works contain. In this book, Susan Muto continues her efforts to open up the riches of John of the Cross for modern audiences. She shows how these challenging texts, first written for sixteenth century friars and nuns, are firmly rooted in the values of the Gospel, and offer essential practical and spiritual wisdom for contemporary men and women of every age and way of life. Also included are a translation of the Precautions and Counsels by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D., as well as a preface by the translator.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556356193
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 80

Meet the Author

Susan Muto, PhD, is Executive Director of the Epiphany Association, an ecumenical spiritual formation center for laity, clergy, and religious, in Pittsburgh, and adjunct professor at Asbury Theological Seminary and other institutes of higher learning. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including the series John of the Cross for Today. Also available from Epiphany Association 1-877-324-6873 by Susan Muto John of the Cross for Today: The Ascent John of the Cross for Today: The Dark Night Deep Into the Thicket

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