An Ignatian Spirituality Reader

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An Ignatian Spirituality Reader is a collection of the finest short essays on Ignatian spirituality and its founder, Ignatius of Loyola. The eighteen offerings are conveniently organized by theme, and George W. Traub, SJ, provides an introduction, suggested further readings, and a short glossary of key terms and concepts for each section.

The selections compiled here are written by a veritable "Who's Who" of Ignatian spirituality experts (including Howard Gray, SJ; William A. Barry, SJ; Dennis Hamm, SJ; Ron Hansen; and many others). The entries will be of interest not only to those involved in all forms of Jesuit ministry but also to any lay individual seeking to broaden his or her understanding of Ignatian practices and principles. At once educational and inspirational, these articles are sure to stoke the ever-growing contemporary interest in Ignatian spirituality.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780829427233
  • Publisher: Loyola Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 414,678
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     xi
Introduction     2
The Spiritual Humanism of the Jesuits   Ronald Modras     4
Further Reading     16
Ignatius: His Life
Introduction     20
St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)   Michael Paul Gallagher, SJ     21
The Pilgrim: Saint Ignatius of Loyola   Ron Hansen     24
Further Reading     45
Finding God in All Things
Introduction     48
Finding God in All Things: A Spirituality for Today   Monika K. Hellwig     50
Ignatian Spirituality   Howard Gray, SJ     59
Further Reading     85
Introduction     88
Contemplation: A Long Loving Look at the Real   Walter J. Burghardt, SJ     89
Prayer as Conscious Relationship   William A. Barry, SJ     99
Rummaging for God: Praying Backwards through Your Day   Dennis Hamm, SJ     104
Further Reading     111
The Spiritual Exercises
Introduction     116
What Are Spiritual Exercises?   William A. Barry, SJ     121
The Specificity of the Ignatian Exercises   Javier Melloni, SJ     129
An Experience of theContemporary Personally Guided Spiritual Exercises   James W. Fowler     136
Foreword to Antonio de Nicolas's Powers of Imagining: Ignatius de Loyola   Patrick A. Heelan, SJ     139
Further Reading     146
Introduction     152
Ignatian Discernment   James Gaffney     155
Discernment of Spirits as an Act of Faith   William A. Barry, SJ     159
Discernment of Spirits   David Lonsdale     171
Refining the Acoustics of the Heart   Wilkie Au   Noreen Cannon Au     192
What Discernment Means   Suzanne Zuercher, OSB     217
Further Reading     220
Theology to Support the Spirituality
Introduction     224
Living Conversation: Higher Education in a Catholic Context   Michael Himes     225
Further Reading     242
Epilogue: A Parting Word     246
Do You Speak Ignatian: A Glossary of Terms Used in Ignatian and Jesuit Circles     250
Contents of the Companion Volume, A Jesuit Education Reader     270
Acknowledgments     275
Contributors     278
Index     284
About the Editor     290
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