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The ascent to truth

Author: Thomas Merton
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace, [1951]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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General introduction to Christian mysticism and interpretation of the mystical methods of St. John of the Cross.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.
Ascent to truth.
New York, Harcourt, Brace [1951]
(OCoLC)648399929
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton
OCLC Number: 172787
Description: x, 342 pages; 22 cm
Contents: Mysticism in man's life --
The cloud and the fire. Vision and illusion ; The problem of unbelief ; On a dark night ; False mysticism ; Knowledge and unknowing in Saint John of the Cross ; Concepts and contemplation ; The crisis of dark knowledge --
Reason and mysticism in Saint John of the Cross. The theological background : Saint John of the Cross at Salamanca and Alcala : The battle over the scriptures ; Faith and reason ; Reason in the life of contemplation ; "Your reasonable service" ; Between instinct and inspiration ; Reason and reasoning ; Intelligence in the prayer of quiet --
Doctrine and experience. The mirror of silvered waters ; A dark cloud enlightening the night ; The loving knowledge of God ; To the mountain and the hill ; The giant moves in his sleep --
Biographical notes. Saint Gregory of Nyssa --
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux --
Saint Thomas Aquinas --
Blessed John Ruysbroeck --
Saint John of the Cross --
Blaise Pascal --
John of Saint Thomas.
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General introduction to Christian mysticism and interpretation of the mystical methods of St. John of the Cross.

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