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A New Introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

A New Introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Author: John E. Dister

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592442744

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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Although oriented primarily to those less familiar with them, this book offers fresh insights for those experienced in the 'Spiritual exercises.' It includes explanations of their dynamics and correlations between the events of Ignatius' conversion experiences and certain aspects of the 'Exercises.' The meditations on the Kingdom and the Two Standards are viewed from the vantage of contemporary culture. Thus the medieval model of the lord-vassal relationship and the male-dominated imagery are illuminated with the help of insights from Jung. Deeper psychological insight into dying to self in our attachments and desires is linked to our contemplations on the suffering and death of Jesus. The suitability for lay people to make the 'Exercises' is suggested in their adaptation to an open setting of daily life. Finally, a developing personal encounter with Christ in the present is delineated as central to Ignatian spirituality.

Understanding the Spiritual Exercises

Understanding the Spiritual Exercises

Author: Michael Ivens

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 0852444842

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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Ever since the Spiritual Exercises were first published in 1548, they have been a popular and important resource for spiritual directors and directees. In this new translation, Michael Ivens draws on the wealth of previously published materials, as well as his extensive experience, to produce a new commentary that unravels the inner workings of the Spiritual Exercises. This new translation with detailed introductions to each section, helps directors arrive at a firm and nuanced understanding of this classic of western spirituality.

As Leaven in the World

As Leaven in the World

Author: Thomas M. Landy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1580510892

Category: Religion

Page: 500

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Envision Catholicism as a cultural force that shapes morality, the arts, creativity, cultural conversation, social justice, spirituality, and vocation.

Facing East, Praying West

Facing East, Praying West

Author: Kent Ira Groff

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809146282

Category: Religion

Page: 87

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Facing East, Praying West is a collection of poetic reflections based on Ignatius's Spiritual Exercises. The prayer poems in this book are arranged according to the four-week structure of the Exercises. They convey the reader through the four movements of Christ's story: creation, living, dying, and rising to new life. The poems in this volume are not merely literary pieces, but have a practical spiritual purpose. They draw on the reader's imaginative and intellectual response to God's grace. They sustain and encourage the reader through the consolations and desolations of the soul's journey. The flow of words and metaphors creates a holistic way of praying, one that develops body, mind, and spirit. Like the Psalms, these prayer poems will enhance the reader's ability to see transcendent beauty in the darkness of life. This book not only offers a new way of experiencing the essence of the Exercises, but it will also inspire readers to compose their own prayer poems and express the deepest longings of their souls. +

Stretched for Greater Glory

Stretched for Greater Glory

Author: George A. Aschenbrenner

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 0829420878

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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The joy and freedom to be found in the Ignatian exercises comes to life in this book by George A. Aschenbrenner, SJ. While many scholarly books and commentaries have explored the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, Aschenbrenner introduces readers to the dynamics that are at the heart of these Ignatian exercises in Stretched for Greater Glory. His straightforward commentary and vast knowledge make this book appropriate for both the novice spiritual seeker and the experienced spiritual director. For further information on Ignatian Spirituality, please visit our sister site: www.IgnatianSpirituality.com

How to See the Holy Spirit, Angels, and Demons

How to See the Holy Spirit, Angels, and Demons

Author: Gordon James Klingenschmitt

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630870874

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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Are God, angels, and demons really invisible? Or can the spirits be seen with human eyes, through the lens of Church Ethics? The gift of discerning of spirits is indispensible to the study of church ethics. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), wrote two sets of Rules for Discerning of Spirits in his Spiritual Exercises in the early 1500s. He taught how the church can receive from God the gift to see otherwise invisible angels, demons, and the Holy Spirit. Ignatius' views were influenced by John Cassian, Jacobus de Voragine, Ludolph of Saxony, and Thomas a Kempis. Ignatius' Rules are exegeted in dialogue with contemporary scholars Karl Rahner, Hugo Rahner, Piet Penning de Vries, Jules Toner, and Timothy Gallagher, and applied to one study of ecclesial ethics in the narrative theology of Samuel Wells. A four-step Ignatian "pneumato-ethical method" is developed, which any analyst can follow to see the spirits, by consolation/desolation, consent, manifestation, and pneumato-ethics. This method revolutionizes how we study ecclesiology, soteriology, missiology/world religions, liturgy, worship, Eucharist, hermeneutics, homiletics, pastoral counseling, church history, and politics. The spirits are not invisible at all. They can be clearly discerned through the lens of ecclesial ethics.

How do You Know it's God?

How do You Know it's God?

Author: Lynn McChlery

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334060383

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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Much of the conversation and concern of churches and of Christian individuals is centred around Christian discernment or knowing God’s leading in decision-making. The language we use around these moments is fluid, and often feels inadequate – ask someone how they ‘know’ what God might be saying in a given situation and they may well reach for the phrase ‘I just know’. In "How Do You Know it’s God?", Lynn McChlery draws on ethnographic research amongst those in different kinds of ‘discernment’ processes, along with theological, spiritural and psychological insights to try and understand this phenomenum of ‘insight’ – or ‘just knowing’. Challenging the perception that such intuition needs to be marginalised and removed from discernment conversations, McChlery suggests that instead intuition can and should be intentionally matured both individually and in communities; and that it can be verified, articulated and recorded in forms appropriate to its own mode of insight. It is a vital new contribution to the scholarship for all practical theologians researching ecclesiology, vocation, group dynamics in churches, and communal decision-making processes of any kind.

Regaining Your Spiritual Poise

Regaining Your Spiritual Poise

Author: Rob Wingerter

Publisher: WestBowPress

ISBN: 9781490820781

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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Despite the best of intentions, many Christians fail to lead the type of committed spiritual life that they desire. The pace of life and cultural pressures drive them to be over-committed. They lack space and time in their lives to regain their spiritual poise. This book reviews the historical practice of personal spiritual retreat and demonstrates that it has as much applicability to the modern Christian as it has had to countless others over the centuries. Not only is there historical precedent, but biblical as well. Besides presenting the theological arguments for experiencing retreat, the book also gives practical insights into the timing, location, and activities in which to engage while on a personal spiritual retreat. There is also a discussion on how to keep the spirit of retreat alive throughout the year so that ultimately the retreat benefits not only the individual Christian but also the world in which they live.

The Spiritual Life

The Spiritual Life

Author: Robert Fabing

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809142090

Category: Religion

Page: 137

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"The purpose of this work is to unfold the meaning of the spiritual life and the meaning of emotional suffering in order to speak to those who see no meaning in their pain and by this to provide the reality of a healing effect," writes Robert Fabing. To this end, the author examines the spiritual life, "movement toward God," and its meaning, positing emotionality as its essential ingredient. To know God is to know ourselves, completely, inside and out, journeying to the dark recesses of our unconscious, the seat of emotional and psychological strife, and ascending to the light of consciousness with the help of reflective prayer and insight that leads to healing, union with God, and "holiness." In short, the spiritual life is an emotional journey toward self-knowledge in the company of God. Complete with spiritual and psychological resources, explications of the problems and stages of the spiritual journey, and end chapter questions and bibliographies, as well as an overall bibliography at the end of the book, the author provides a comforting, inspirational, and well-considered guide for individual or group sojourners working through, and seeking meaning from, the pain of the spiritual quest.