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1.0 out of 5 stars Beware, 26 May 2008
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
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
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
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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