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This review is from: Dark Night Of The Soul: Songs of Yearning for God (Hardcover)
Beware of this book - the Christian message of St John of the Cross has been removed in this 'paraphrase' - I will not call it a translation. A great Christian book is turned into a New Age book!
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Initial post: 11 Nov 2008 15:28:46 GMT
H. Johnson says:
So can you recommend a better translation?
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jan 2009 21:43:41 GMT
C. TAYLOR says:
The dover thift copy is the perfect translation and is not the one that the negative reviews refer to. There appears to be a mix up regarding editions and translations.
Posted on 30 Jan 2009 02:22:53 GMT
T. Needham says:
I bought a copy and received something that was not the writings of St. John of the Cross but some new-age scientific spirituality presented 'in the wrong cover' ... I then returned it and bought another copy and got what I was looking for, i.e. the writings of St. John of the Cross (although the copy I got was the same edition of his complete writings. Maybe you got a dud copy like I did?
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Nov 2009 11:58:41 GMT
George Formby says:
so how would i know if i have the right book?
In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2010 14:06:53 BDT
Amazon Customer says:
This thread seems to be running in the E. Allison Peers translation as well. Which is the 'proper' translation?
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Jun 2010 22:57:23 BDT
The Kinsella Bunch says:
C. Taylor answered it. Dover is a publishing house that publishes cheap editions of various classics. Dover re-print originals without additions or omissions. I have bought The Book of Enoch and A biography of Francis of Assisi by Dover and they were great.
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