SPI 510 The Passive Night of the Senses, St. John of the Cross, Dark Night Book I

Faculty: Rev. Jorge R. Colón, S.T.D., Ph.D., D. Div., Rev. François-Xavier Durrwell, C.Ss.R., Professor of Theology (Profile)


The first eight chapters of the Dark Night, Book I, by St. John of the Cross focus on the seven capital sins. The remaining six chapters consider other aspects of the Passive Night of the Senses. This course will guide the student in reading the fourteen chapters of Book I. Following scholarly writings on St. John of the Cross, the course will also focus on the life and spiritual journey of this great mystic and doctor of the Church, and will consider aspects of his mysticism.

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