John of the Cross
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Published by Triumph in Liguori, Mo .
Written in English


  • John of the Cross, Saint, 1542-1591.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 77) and index.

StatementWilfrid McGreal.
SeriesGreat Christian thinkers
LC ClassificationsBX4700.J7 M37 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 80 p. ;
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1011878M
ISBN 100764801147
LC Control Number96052494

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―St. John of the Cross Fr. William Meninger guides the reader through two basic works of inner development, The Ascent of Mount Carmel and The Dark Night of the Soul, by St. John of the Cross ().4/4(10). John of the Cross was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered, along with Saint Teresa of Ávila, as a founder of the Discalced Carmelites. He is also known for his writings. Both his poetry and his studies on the growth of the soul are considered the summit of mystical Spanish literature and one of the peaks of all Spanish literature.   John of the Cross book. Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. St. John of the Cross, great mystic of the Christian tradition, kn /5. Collected here in this omnibus edition are all three of St. John of the Cross' major works as well as twenty of his magnificent poems. The Ascent of Mount Carmel is the third major work of St. John of the Cross and is considered to be the introductory work on mystical theology.

John of the Cross (San Juan de la Cruz) (24 June – 14 December ), born Juan de Yepes Álvarez, was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, a Spanish mystic, Catholic saint, Carmelite friar and priest, born at Fontiveros, Old Castile. John Stott The Cross of Christ is an intelligent, imaginative and timely exploration of the centrality of the cross, by a personal mentor I've come to appreciate for his scholar's mind and pastor's heart; he knows God deeply, understands the times clearly and engagingly explains truth in a relativistic age."/5(). John of the Cross, however, devotes two parts to active spiritual purgation -- one to that of the understanding and the other to that of the memory and the will. In the Night, on the other hand, where it would seem essential to devote one book to the passive purgation of sense and another to that of spirit, he includes both in one part, the fourth. John of the Cross, a Doctor of the Church, is an indispensable guide to prayer and the spiritual life for anyone who wishes for a deeper relationship with God, and for all who guide others along the way of prayer. Yet Johns prose writings are lengthy and often perceived as : Iain Matthew.

St. Teresa has left a classical description of the sort of life led by these first Discalced Carmelites, in chaps. xiii and xiv of her "Book of Foundations". John of the Cross, as he now called himself, became the first master of novices, and laid the foundation of the spiritual edifice which soon was to assume majestic proportions. The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross (includes The Ascent of Mount Carmel, The Dark Night, The Spiritual Canticle, The Living Flame of Love, /5(32). Dark Night of the Soul is a poem written by the 16th-century Spanish mystic and poet St. John of the Cross. The author himself did not give any title to his poem, on which he wrote two book-length commentaries: Ascent of Mount Carmel and The Dark Night. The second line of the first stanza of the poem is expounded in three admirable chapters (xi-xiii), while one short chapter (xiv) suffices for the three lines remaining. This contemplation is not only dark, but also secret (Chapter xvii), and in Chapter xviii is compared to the ‘staircase’ of the Size: KB.