This essay was written in Professor Michael Rubbelke's class titled "Growing into God: Spiritual Development in the Christian Tradition." The piece looks at darkness and trial and three resulting fruits of spiritual growth: humility, knowledge of one's true nature, and an experience of God's pure love as described in the fourteenth century work The Cloud of Unknowing.
O'Neil-Smith, Carrie. 2023. The Role of Darkness and Trial in Spiritual Growth as Described in The Cloud of Unknowing. Obsculta 16, (1) : 118-123. https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/obsculta/vol16/iss1/11.
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