A Meditative Study of the Mysticism of the Waters in El Castillo Interior of Santa Teresa De Jesus and El Cantico Espiritual of San Juan De La Cruz (T

A Meditative Study of the Mysticism of the Waters in El Castillo Interior of Santa Teresa De Jesus and El Cantico Espiritual of San Juan De La Cruz (T

By: Lindasue Francisca Schlee (author)Hardback

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This study examines a key concept in the two most significant of the sixteenth-century Spanish mystical writers. Treating their writings both as literary and theological works, it reviews the Biblical, liturgical and historical roots of the symbolic and metaphorical meanings of water in Christian thought, and shows how this imagery is extended in the key writings of St. Teresa and San Juan. Finally, it situates their work in the context of Christian spirituality.

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Dr. LindaSue F. Schlee studied Spanish and music as an undergraduate at Central Michigan University, received her MA from the University of Hawai'i in Spanish-American literature, and her doctorate in Spanish mystical literature from Fairfax University in 1996. She was received into the Catholic Church in 1971, is a Dominican Tertiary, and has worked extensively as a musician and pastoral minister.

Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. The Art of the Mystic (The Mystical Sensibility; The Symbolism of Water in the Old Testament/Ritual; Jesus and the Fulfillment; Water in the Roman Rite); 2. The Landscape of the Mystic: San Juan de la Cruz - El cantico espiritual; Santa Teresa de Jesus - The Dwelling Places; 3. The Journey - Search or Pilgrimage? (Anticipation and Preparation; Journey; Destination and Fulfillment - Spiritual Matrimony); 4. Water Imagery (Santa Teresa - The Wellspring of God;s Love; San Juan - Transformation; Four Shared Truths); 5. Union with the Beloved (Santa Teresa - Requirements and Signposts, Freedom of the Will, God's Grace; San Juan - The Role of Faith, Vision of God in the Crystalline Fountain); 6. Following Union: The Eternal Soul (Santa Teresa - Union, Transformation, Growth; San Juan - the Gaze with the Beloved; The Individual in the Embrace of the Beloved; The Rivers of God); 7. Conclusion; Appendices: Ruakh; Redactions of El cantico spiritual; Adjective position in Spanish; Visions and Images of the Author upon contemplation of El Castillo interior; Bibliography; General Index; Index of Biblical References; Citation to El castillo interior and El cantico spiritual

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/03/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780773465473
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 242
  • ID: 9780773465473
  • ISBN10: 0773465472

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