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Door Through Darkness: John of the Cross and Mysticism in Everyday Life Eileen Lyddon

Door Through Darkness: John of the Cross and Mysticism in Everyday Life

Eileen Lyddon

Published September 1st 1995
ISBN : 9781565480377
Paperback
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 About the Book 

The teaching of John of the Cross is meant to be for everyone, according to St. Eileen Lyddon, whether they are gifted intellectually or spiritually or not- whether they are professional or lay Christians- whether they call themselves Catholics,MoreThe teaching of John of the Cross is meant to be for everyone, according to St. Eileen Lyddon, whether they are gifted intellectually or spiritually or not- whether they are professional or lay Christians- whether they call themselves Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans, or Protestants. Sr. Lyddons vision and sincerity are exactly what make Door Through Darkness the masterpiece that it is. She herself admits that when she first approached John of the Cross writings, she was attracted to the poetry and repelled by the scholasticism. But, upon closer examination she found that the asceticism and rigidity associated with Johns writings are more apparent than real. Whats important for John is love- asceticism is a way of channeling love.