The Passive Night of the Senses, St. John of the Cross, Dark Night Book II
Faculty: Rev. Jorge R. Colón, S.T.D., Ph.D., D. Div., Rev. François-Xavier Durrwell, C.Ss.R., Professor of Theology (Profile)
In The Dark Night, Book II, chapters 1-8, St. John of the Cross deals with the Passive Night of the Spirit, whereas chapters 9-25 constitute, properly, a treatise on the Passive Night of the Spirit. This course will guide the student in reading the 25 chapters of Book II. Following scholarly writings about St. John of the Cross, the course will focus on the mystic’s transformation through the experience of the dark night of the spirit.