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The mystical doctrine of St. John of the Cross

Author: John of the Cross, Saint; R H J Steuart
Publisher: London : Sheed & Ward : Burns & Oates, ©2002, ©1934.
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Apart from the introduction by Fr Stuart, this title consists of passages from St John's own writings. It sets out in continuous and convenient form all the essential points in his teaching.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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John of the Cross, Saint, 1542-1591.
Mystical doctrine of St. John of the Cross.
London ; New York : Burns & Oates, 2002
(OCoLC)64275987
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John of the Cross, Saint; R H J Steuart
ISBN: 0826442323 9780826442321
OCLC Number: 560512564
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 176 pages)
Contents: ""Contents""; ""introduction""; ""the ascent of mount carmel stanzas""; ""summarising the doctrine""; ""prologue""; ""necessity of suffering""; ""souls who make no progress""; ""unwise directors""; ""for whom this book is intended""; ""book i.: the dark night of sense and desire""; ""the two nights""; ""darkness is necessary""; ""progressive darkness""; ""absence of desire""; ""necessity of mortification""; ""all desires not equally harmful""; ""voluntary desires must die""; ""habits of voluntary imperfection""; ""entry into the night of the senses""; ""counsels"" ""Book ii.: the active night of the spirit""""differences between the two nights""; ""darkness and emptiness""; ""union with god""; ""detachment and freedom""; ""the following of christ""; ""reason not apt for union""; ""supernatural perceptions""; ""natural perceptions and meditation""; ""signs for leaving meditation""; ""loving attention""; ""the habit of contemplation""; ""obscure and general knowledge""; ""return to meditation""; ""visions""; ""purely spiritual perceptions""; ""no attachment to visions""; ""revelations""; ""knowledge of pure truths""; ""divine touches""; ""insight"" "" INTERIOR LOCUTIONS""""(1) SUCCESSIVE""; ""(2) FORMAL""; ""(3) SUBSTANTIAL""; "" SPIRITUAL IMPRESSIONS""; ""BOOK III.: PURGATION AND ACTIVE NIGHT OF THE MEMORY AND THE WILL""; ""PART I.�THE MEMORY AND NATURAL APPREHENSIONS""; ""ANSWER TO A DOUBT""; ""STRIPPING THE MEMORY""; ""UNION EMPTIES THE MEMORY""; ""FOUR OBJECTIONS""; ""POWERLESSNESS OF THE DEVIL""; ""EMPTINESS GIVES PEACE""; ""THE MEMORY AND SUPERNATURAL APPREHENSIONS""; ""HARM DONE BY ATTACHMENT TO THEM""; ""NATURAL ACTION OF THE SOUL""; ""THE MEMORY AND SPIRITUAL APPREHENSIONS""; ""PART II.�THE WILL""; ""TEMPORAL GOODS"" ""Natural goods""""sensible goods""; ""moral goods""; ""supernatural goods""; ""spiritual goods""; ""holy images""; ""oratories""; ""the dark night of the soul""; ""book i: the passive night of sense""; ""necessity of this night""; ""general imperfections""; ""spiritual imperfections""; ""what the dark night is""; ""recollection is favourable""; ""three signs of the night""; ""conduct: passivity""; ""passage to contemplation""; ""need of a good director""; ""abandonment of meditation""; ""first impressions""; ""the narrow gate""; ""advantages of this night""; ""moments of illumination"" ""The devil""""duration of purification""; ""book ii.: the passive night of the spirit""; ""transition between the two nights""; ""physical effects""; ""imperfections of proficients""; ""contemplation in darkness""; ""effects of the night""; ""burning in darkness""; ""love and knowledge""; ""the understanding must be purified""; ""darkness and suffering""; ""summary""; ""the desires are calmed""; ""security of this state""; ""progress in darkness""; ""this contemplation is secret""; ""the degrees of the mystical ladder""; ""attacks of the devil""; ""substantial touches""
Responsibility: selected by [and introduction] by R.H.J. Steuart.

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