John of the Cross as the true Summa Angelica of mystical theology.
John of the Cross of an absolute mastery of his subject.
John of the Cross insuch of his mature works as the Heterodoxos, Ideas Esteticas and Ciencia Espanola, devotedto him a great part of the address which he delivered as a young man at his officialreception into the Spanish Academy under the title of 'Mystical Poetry.' 'So sublime,'wrote Menendez Pelayo, 'is this poetry [of St.
John is one of the acknowledged masters of mystical theology
John of the Cross,though of equal value and identical aim, are in many respects very different in theirnature; together they cover almost the entire ground of orthodox mysticism, bothspeculative and experimental.
St John of the Cross, Terrye Newkirk,OCDS
John of the Cross as its leader and is one of the most illustrious in the historyof mystical theology -- it began to share in the same persecution as had befallen itsfounder.
John of the Cross by Terrye Newkirk, OCDS
John of the Cross begins by setting aside thenumerous divisions under which the mystics speak of union with God and deals only withthat which most usually concerns the soul, namely union which is active, and acquired byour own efforts, together with the habitual aid of grace.
of Our Holy Father John of the Cross, ..
John of the Cross is able to climb the greatest heights ofmysticism and remain upon them without stumbling or dizziness it is because his feet areinvariably well shod with the truths of dogmatic theology.