Christian mysticism is oftentimes misunderstood in contemporary
society. Br. Thomas presents a comprehensive understanding of
mysticism in general and mystical darkness in particular. This is
accomplished by examining the Western tradition in the perspective
of Sts. Bonaventure and John of the Cross. Emphasis is given
to the ‘dark night’ and how this is integral to the mystical ascent
toward union with God. Br. Thomas provides the example of a
contemporary mystic, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, as one whose life
was the lived expression of the ‘dark night’.
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Published July 18, 2012
Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference.