John of the Cross in sacred theology.

John of theCross is in no way impaired by his employment of this current mystical language: such anidea might once have been commonly held, but has long ceased to be put forward seriously.

John of the Cross as the true Summa Angelica of mystical theology.

John of the Cross for long before we find ourselves inthe full current of mystical tradition.

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.

John of the Cross did the same for mysticaltheology is his great claim upon our admiration.

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.

JOHN OF THE CROSS was perhaps the greatest mystical writer the world has everknown.

of Avila, Saint John of the Cross

i am doing a study on God and a free universe how can itbe freewhen paul himself speaks of predestination (romans 8 v 29+30), and inoticed in one of his books jcp talks of destiny and predestination?please help as i have rather ground to a halt over this question.
Paul rarely speaks of predestination, and what he means is that it isGod's intention from the beginning of time that we should be savedthrough Jesus, and that it is God who calls, justifies andglorifies. Paul is not taking a scientific or philosophicalposition on whether the future is pre-determined (and BTW if he hadone, we would not be obliged to follow it). Paul often speaksofLove, and it is central to his theology and indeed the theology of theNew Testament.
One of the major advances in Theology and Philosophy over the last 50years is a deeper understanding of the connection between love andfreedom. Alongside this we are able to glimpse the sheer brilliance ofGod's Creation in solving an impossible problem: how can an omniopotentand omniscient God create beings that are genuinely free to chose tolove. The answer seems to be by creating a universe which has JUST theright balance between lawfulness and randomness to allow freewillbeings to evolve.
I hope this helps - and I'll see what John has to addNothing much to add to Nicholas's excellentreply,except perhaps the following: William James liked to speak of theCreator as a Chess Grand Masterengaged in a game with club player opponents. The GrandMasterwillwin the game, whatever moves the players freely make. In other words wecan believe that God will bring about his purposed ends, by contingentmeans.

John of the Cross, but is followed by all the mystics andis completely in agreement with theological doctrine.

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John of the Cross aDoctor of the Church, Pope Pius XI wrote that he "points out to souls the way ofperfection as though illumined by light from on high, in his limpidly clear analysis ofmystical experience.

Aquinas and St John of the Cross

John of the Cross, echoing the consideredjudgment of most authorities on the spiritual life; and here in this volume is the greatmystic's most widely appealing work.