John of the Cross

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John of the Cross

Doctor of Light and Love

A thorough, engaging, and accessible introduction to the defining themes in the life of St. John of the Cross, revealed through his writing. Text is prefaced by a translation of the saint’s poems and his drawing of the mystical ascent of the soul.

Kieran Kavanaugh explores the life and works of St. John of the Cross, the contemporary and close friend of Teresa of Avila and one of the history's most influential mystics. A celebrated poet, John lived in 16th century Spain, and is best known for his poem the "Dark Night of the Soul" that guides seekers through desolation to purification of spirit.

Find inspiration and courage in this lively resource that illuminates the passionate devotion of a great reformer and lover of God.

9780824525156
Paperback / 216 pages
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/4
CROSSROAD, 2000