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Ignatius of Loyola: The Psychology of a Saint

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Ignatius of Loyola-knight and saint, mystic and ascetic, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits)-was one of the greatest figures in Western Christianity. This book, written by a psychiatrist-psychoanalyst who is also a Jesuit, is the first work to investigate the inner life of Ignatius and to study the psychological motivations for his spirituality and mysticism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300060799
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Psychohistory, Psychobiography and Psychoanalysis
1 Inigo De Loyola
I Origins 3
II Satin and Sword 18
III Pamplona 29
IV Conflict and Conversion 44
2 The Pilgrim Years
V Manresa 69
VI The Spiritual Exercises 87
VII The Pilgrim 109
3 The Student Years
VIII Barcelona, Alcala, and Salamanca 121
IX Paris 139
X Azpeitia 156
4 The General
XI The Band of Brothers 167
XII The General 185
XIII The Constitutions 219
XIV Women 238
XV Death 272
5 Mystical and Spiritual Life
XVI The Mystic 279
XVII The Ascetic 295
XVIII Mysticism: Psychopathology 311
XIX Mysticism: Psychoanalytic View 330
XX Divine and/or Psychic Causality? 346
6 A Psychoanalytic Portrait
XXI Development and Conversion 361
XXII The Personality of Ignatius 369
XXIII The Spiritual Ascent 388
Appendix A Letter from Ignatius to Archbishop Gian Pietro Carafa (1536) 401
Appendix B Writings of Ignatius Concerning Holy Obedience 405
Appendix C Letter from Ignatius to Sister Teresa Rejadella (18 June 1536) 417
Appendix D On Sources and Versions of the Spiritual Exercises 422
Notes 425
References 455
Index 471
Credits for Illustrations 480
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