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Title: From Triadic to Dyadic Soul
Subtitle: A Genetic Study of John of the Cross on the Anthropological Basis of Hope
Author(s): DOYLE, Dominic
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 21 Date: 2011
A genetic study of John of the Cross’s work as a whole, which takes into consideration the influence of his associative logic, reveals significant developments in his anthropological grounding of the theological virtues, especially hope, as he shifts his conception of the soul from tripartite to bipartite. While his earlier works forward a straightforward correlation of faith, hope, and charity to the intellect, memory, and will, his later works reformulate the memory not as a distinct, parallel faculty, but as coextensive with the self. Thus conceived, memory is increasingly elided with the substance of the soul. Consequently, its accompanying virtue of hope conveys the whole person’s desire for an ever-deeper participation in divine wisdom and love through the ongoing transformation of human knowing and loving over time.