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978-0-486-42693-8 / 0486426939

Dark Night of the Soul (Dover Thrift Editions)

by St. John of the Cross

Publisher:Dover Publications

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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A 16th-century mystic who wrote of man's relationship with God, St. John of the Cross was also a Carmelite monk who helped reform the Order and aided St. Teresa of Avila in establishing new convents for women. In this book  his spiritual masterpiece and a classic of Christian literature and mysticism  he addresses several subjects, among them pride, avarice, envy, and other human imperfections. He also provides an extended explanation of Divine love; and describes methods of conversion through prayer, submission, and purification. "the most faithful [translation] that has appeared in any European language: it is, indeed, much more than a translation for [Peers] added his own valuable historical and [critically interpretive] notes."  London Times.

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