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Dark Night of the Soul Summary
John of the Cross

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Dark Night of the Soul Summary

Plot Summary

Dark Night of the Soul is an instructional religious book used mainly by the Roman Catholic Church. The premise of the book is that there are two "dark nights," or times of spiritual bleakness that a person must travel through in order to come to a completely mature and perfect union with God. It during these times of spiritual darkness that God refines and perfects the spirit of a man to be more like God himself. The original text was written in Spanish in the 16th century by St. John, a Roman Catholic priest and poet. Since the original Spanish text has been translated into English, there are numerous footnotes, which provide alternate translations or other references for particular passages.

Much of this book is based on a poem called "The Stanzas of the Soul." The complete text of this poem is included in the prologue of the...

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