St. John of the Cross: Songs in the Night
-- One of the greatest lyrical poets in Spanish of any age, St. John of the Cross (1542-1592) enjoys an authoritative status as a theologian and teacher of the mystical road to union with God. Songs in the Night covers all his works, both poetry and prose, citing the original Spanish and providing English translations throughout. Its focus if firmly on the language through which he seeks to express the inexpressible and the theological insights he brings to the mystical way. -- Accessible and vivid, the author succeeds in the difficult task of both setting John firmly within his own Spanish and theological context, and of showing us why John's work is still relevant today. -- Readers needs this type of material simply because without it a major Christian source is virtually inaccessible to them.
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