Volume one includes the The Ascent of Mount Carmel and the The Obscure Night of the Soul. The Ascent of Mount Carmel is divided into three books: “The Nature of the Obscure Night,” “Proximate Means of Union, Faith,” and “The Purgation and Active Night of the Memory and Will.” The Obscure Night of the Soul is divided into two books: “Of the Night of Sense” and “Of the Night of the Spirit.”
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This volume is also part of the Post-Reformation Catholic Thought and Piety collection.
John of the Cross (1542–1591) was born Juan de Yepes Alvarez at Fontiveros, Old Castile, Spain. He was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, as well as a Spanish mystic, Catholic saint, Carmelite friar, and priest. John of the Cross reformed the Carmelite Order and is considered—along with Saint Teresa of Ávila—as a founder of the Discalced Carmelites. He is a Doctor of the Church and venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran Traditions.