This guide aims to help students and new practitioners of spiritual formation. (Including resources in Chinese / 含中文資料)
Last Updated: Apr 3, 2014
Welcome to the Spiritual Formation research guide. The purpose of this guide is to help students and new practitioners of spiritual formation:
- start the research process for their assignments and develop a research strategy
- identify and locate potential resources available through and beyond the Tyndale libraries
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Dark Night of the Soul
Call Number: BV 4821 .B57 1979
Publication Date: 1981-12-01
St. John takes us on a journey into ourselves, a journey of knowledge and self understanding, that encompasses our failings and imperfections. It shows us how in a place beyond words we can embrace sadness and grief, and seeking God, our lives will be turned around. He describes the "arid and dark night of contemplation" which leads us to "the knowledge of oneself and of one's misery." True knowledge of our self and our condition shows how far we must go to find God, who our restless hearts incessantly seek.