St John of the Cross - Collected Works
by St John of the Cross, translated by Kieran Kavanaugh OCD & Otilio Rodriguez OCD
"The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross" consists of the writings of this 16th century Spanish Mystic and Doctor of the Church. St. John was a Carmelite friar and friend of St. Theresa of Avila. A valued spiritual counselor, many of his works were written as instruction to religious who sought his guidance.
The book consists of four major works and many minor works. The major works are "The Ascent of Mount Carmel", "The Dark Night", "The Spiritual Canticle" and "The Living Flame of Love". Each of the major works consists of a poem, written by St. John, and an extensive, word by word, explanation. In the explanation, St. John reveals his own theology, supported by verses from Scripture.
The minor works consist of letters written to his contemporaries as well as a collection of St. John's poetry.
is definitely not light reading. The reader must concentrate on his the
text in order to appreciate what he is reading. I am glad that I read
it from two perspectives. From an historical perspective, it provides
the reader with a good introduction into the world of mystical writing.
More importantly, from a spiritual perspective, this book gives the
reader an insight into God's call to all Christians to draw themselves
more closely to Himself. The spirit of this book is difficult to
explain. It is a classical book which is better experienced than
- Publisher: Carmel International Publishing house
- Language: English
- ISBN: 9788190613125
- Physical Info: 4.0 cms H x 22.40 cms L x 14.80 cms W (1.0 kgs)
St John of the Cross Collected Works - translated by Kieran Kavanaugh and Otilio Rodriguez OCD
- Product Code: 9788190613125
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