By St. John of the Cross, Kieran Kavanaugh, Otilio Rodriguez
The fourth centenary of the loss of life of St. John of the go encouraged this revised version of the English translation of his writings. the result's an variation that preserves the real which means of the good mystic's writings, offers them as in actual fact as attainable, and whilst offers the reader the doctrinal and ancient details that may bring about a deeper figuring out and appreciation of the lessons of the paranormal healthcare professional. integrated within the gathered Works are St. John's poetry, The Ascent of Mount Carmel, The darkish evening, The religious Canticle, and The dwelling Flame of affection, in addition to his letters and different counsels. there's a common creation for the total paintings and short, enlightening introductions for every particular paintings, explaining topic and constitution. bettering those are the hot footnotes, thesaurus of phrases, and index.
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The fourth centenary of the demise of St. John of the move encouraged this revised version of the English translation of his writings. the result's an version that preserves the real which means of the good mystic's writings, provides them as truly as attainable, and whilst offers the reader the doctrinal and ancient info that may bring about a deeper knowing and appreciation of the lessons of the magical physician.
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He recounted and sang of h is own joys, sufferings, and experiences of God's mercies and favors by disguis ing them in the words of the prophet, the psalmist, or St. Paul. All the while, the living and collective consciousness of the whole Church is present. In John's teaching, God will not bring clarification and confirmation of the truth to the heart ofonewho is alone. Such a one would remain weak and cold in regard to the truth. As he went out from himself and passed through the spiritual night,John entered more and more into the substance of the Church, into God's self-manifestation in time.
They arrive on the 20th. Doi'ia Ana de Penalosa enters into the plans for the foundation. John becomes prior of Los Martires in Granada, where he writes most of his commentaries and various poems. April S: five discalced Carmelite friars destined for the missions in the Congo set sail from Lisbon. October 4: St. Teresa dies in Alba de Tormes. May: John attends a chapter in Almodovar. He is confirmed in his office as prior in Granada. February: John travels to Malaga for the nuns' foundation. May: attends the provincial chapter in Lisbon .
With the exception of The Sayings ofLight and Love and some letters whose autographs have been conserved, John of the Cross's original manuscripts have been lost. His writings come to us in numerous codices that hand on more or less faithful copies. Thus we have a critical problem concerning the original reading and the selection of the codex that seems most faithful to the original. The particular introductions to each work will point out the codex considered most trustworthy by specialists; this copy will then be followed in the translation.