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Spiritual Classic -- The Dark Night of the Soul

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      Check to see if this title is already in your library's catalog. If it is,
      put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron request form right
      away. This can usually be done online at your library's website.

      Title: The Dark Night of the Soul
      Author: St. John of the Cross
      Publisher: Image
      Date Published: Reprint 1959
      ISBN: 0385029306
      Price: Paperback 11.95
      Comments: Classic, will be checked out for years to come!


      From amazon.com:
      Editorial Reviews

      Amazon.com
      As a Carmelite monk, the 16th-century Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross
      was well trained in the systematic theology of St. Thomas Aquinas. In Dark Night
      of the Soul, St. John's sharply organized mind gives clean shape to his
      mystical belief in a loving Being somewhere outside the realm of feeling, thought,
      or imagination, who can only be known through love. Dark Night of the Soul
      describes the process of purgation, first of senses, and then of spirit, that prec
      edes the soul's loving Union with God. To quote from this book would detract
      from the coiled power of its tightly focused picture of the soul's progress;
      suffice it to say that there has never been a better book for discouraged
      Christians. When you cannot understand what or why you believe, but you find
      yourself unable to abandon faith, look to St. John for help. --Michael Joseph Gross


      Language Notes
      Text: English (translation)
      Original Language: Spanish


      Synopsis
      He has been called the most sublime of all the Spanish mystics. Dark Night of
      the Soul stnads as one fo the greatest contributions to the literature of
      mysticism.


      Ingram
      "The most sublime of all the Spanish mystics, he soars aloft on the wings of
      Divine love to heights known to hardly any of them...True to the character of
      his thought, his style is always forceful and energetic, even to a fault.


      From the Publisher
      St. John of the Cross has been called "the most sublime of all Spanish
      mystics," and his spiritual masterwork, Dark Night Of The Soul, stands as one of the
      greatest contributions to the literature of mysticism.


      Inside Flap Copy
      St. John of the Cross has been called "the most sublime of all Spanish
      mystics," and his spiritual masterwork, Dark Night of the Soul, stands as one of the
      greatest contributions to the literature of mysticism.


      Book Description
      There comes to all souls, at least once in life, a severe test. It is known
      as the Dark Night of the Soul. It is when we are beleaguered by darkness:
      spiritual and mental and where no hope seems to be near and everything we try to do
      is thwarted. It is where the soul is forced to persist and enter into the
      glorious Golden Dawn of Illumination and kinship with God, or relax into the dull
      slumber of a mediocre physical existence. You cannot avoid it. If this test
      hasn't already come in your life-it will. How you deal with it is as important
      as life itself. This book, written by a high initiate, St. John, will be your
      counsel and guide. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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