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Dark Night Of The Soul

Dark Night Of The Soul

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"He soars on the wings of Divine love
"It is perhaps not an exaggeration to say that the verse and prose workscombined of St. John of the Cross form at once the most grandiose and the mostmelodious spiritual canticle to which any one man has ever given utterance.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 histhought, his style is always forceful and energetic, even to a fault.When we study his treatises—principally that great composite work knownas the
 Ascent of Mount Carmel
and the
 Dark Nigh
we have the impression of amastermind that has scaled the heights of mystical science;and from their summitlooks down upon and dominates the plain below and the paths leading upward. . . .Nowhere else, again, is he quite so appealingly human; for, though he is humaneven in his loftiest and sublimest passages, his intermingling of philosophy withmystical theology; makes him seem particularly so. These treatises are a wonderfulillustration of the theological truth that graced far from destroying nature, ennoblesand dignifies it, and of the agreement always found between the natural and thesupernatural—between the principles of sound reason and the sublimestmanifestations of Divine grace."E. ALLISON PEERS
 
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DARK NIGHTOF THE SOUL
by
Saint John of the Cross
DOCTOR OF THE CHURCHTHIRD REVISED EDITIONTranslated and edited, with an Introduction,by E. ALLISON PEERSfrom the critical edition of P. SILVERIO DE SANTA TERESA, C.D.IMAGE BOOKSA Division of Doubleday & Company, Inc.Garden City, New York
 
3IMAGE BOOKS EDITION 1959by special arrangement with The Newman PressImage Books edition published February 19591st printing January 1959Electronic edition scanned by Harry Plantinga, 1994This electronic text is in the public domain.NIHIL OBSTAT: GEORGIVS SMITH, S.T.D, PH.D.CENSOR DEPVTATVSIMPRIMATVR: E. MORROGH BERNARDVICARIVS GENERALISWESTMONASTERII: DIE XXIV SEPTEMBRIS MCMLII

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