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The Loving StruggleLucha Espiritual Y Amorosa free pdf In this ground-breaking new translation of Juan de los Angeles' treatise on the spiritual life , one of the great sixteenth-century Spanish mystics becomes accessible to the English-speaking public for the first time. Written for all, this work continues in the authentic Catholic mystical tradition taught through the centuries by Dionysius, St. Anselm, St. Bernard, St. Bonaventure as well as St. John of the Cross. Fray Juan himself promises that: 'In this book about the divine art of loving, should you read it with the aim of attaining that1000love and apply yourself as a student does to the study of grammar, I assure you of its profitability and that, before long, you will find yourself a changed person,' qualifying this encouragement with a warning that "if you have loved much you will understand much, and if little, little, and if you have never truly loved, you will understand nothing at all." By stressing that the self can never be the focus of true mysticism, the author provides a Catholic answer to the excesses of many 16th century charismatics who placed too much weight on subjective experience. "[Juan de los Angeles] is very practical, experienced, and active ...the reverse of a dreamer. " - E. Allison Peers.

About Fray Juan De Los Angeles

Juan de los Angeles was born in the village of Corchuela in Oropesa, near Toledo, in 1532, and studied at the Universi880ty of Alcal?. He joined the Friars Minor before 1562, and was a member of the Province of San Jos?, based in Madrid. His life and ministry were spent travelling, as a friar should, preaching, writing and hearing confessions. His first published book was the Triumphs of the Love of God (1589), followed by the Dialogues of the Conquest of the Spiritual and Secret Kingdom of God in 1593. He continued to write, despite a busy active life. The Loving Struggle came out in 1600, followed by the Spiritual Treatise of the Divine Sacrifice of the Mass (1604) and the Manual of Perfect Life (1608). By far the longest of his works is the Spiritual Considerations upon the Book of the Song of Songs of Solomon which he published in 1607. While engaged in these works he held various offices in his Order, being Guardian of the Friary of San Antonio in Guadalajara in 1595, and in 1598 of San Bernardino in Madrid. In 1601 he was elected Provincial, a post which involved much more travelling and administration: his health was already poor, and he had to resign the post due to ill-health in 1603. Though most of his work must have lain among the poor, he was able to be spiritual director to a princess, the Infanta who entered religion under the name of Sor Margarita de la Cruz, and he preached on occasion before the imperial court. These contacts with royalty seem to have provoked some resentment among the friars, who also disapproved of his having resigned the Provincialate: this partly accounts for the obscurity into which his writings fell. He died in Madrid in 1609, having remained active in his pastoral ministry until the end.

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Author : Fray Juan De Los Angeles
Publisher : Saint Austin Press
Data Published : 23 July 2001
ISBN : 1901157261
EAN : 9781901157260
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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