The Spiritual Canticle and Poems
By (author) Saint John
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Spiritual Canticle and Poems by Saint John
Book DescriptionThe Spiritual Canticle is one of St John's greatest works. Using the simple metaphor of the spouse and the bride, he sketches a series of dialogues between God and the soul, rihc in natural imagery. The fragrant vineyards, fruitful valleys and green hills, flocks of sheep and clear streams all speak of the Object of mystical love. The imahes of the basic Spiritual Canticle are so beautiful and its music so captivating that many who first heard it begged St John to write a commentary, together with its profound reflections on the relations of the soul to God, has become one of the world's richest sources of meditation. The commentary and the sublime poetry that inspired them form what is presented here as the complete Spiritual Canticle.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780860120612
(216mm x 140mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Burns & Oates Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Poems, Paperback (November 1993)» View all books by Saint John
This version of the poems of St John of the Cross is aimed at all who wish to pray through the poems, the source of all St John's work, but one that also features the popular "romance" (ballad) metre beloved of St John himself. Spanish and English text is on facing pages.
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Author Biography - Saint John
R.H.J.Steuart was a Jesuit and scholar
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