Meditation and Contemplation: An Ignatian Guide to Prayer with Scripture

Meditation and Contemplation: An Ignatian Guide to Prayer with Scripture

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by Timothy M. Gallagher
     
 

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The cornerstones of Ignatius of Loyola’s spiritual practice—meditation and contemplation—are clearly explained in this simple guide to the Ignatian method with examples from the experience of practitioners and quotations from Catholic spiritual teachers. In the process, the deeper structure of the spiritual practice is illuminated, and advice

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The cornerstones of Ignatius of Loyola’s spiritual practice—meditation and contemplation—are clearly explained in this simple guide to the Ignatian method with examples from the experience of practitioners and quotations from Catholic spiritual teachers. In the process, the deeper structure of the spiritual practice is illuminated, and advice about adapting it to individual needs is offered. Topics include methods of praying, struggles and growth, and the importance and role of grace. Individuals who desire to pray with scripture, spiritual directors, and all who teach prayer with scripture will benefit from the counsel in this resource.

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"This brief, practical book is bursting with examples and includes a comparative outline of contemplative practices. For most collections."  —Library Journal

"Father Timothy Gallagher has emerged as one of the foremost commentators on Ignatian spirituality in the United States."  —Father Harvey D. Egan, SJ, author, Ignatius Loyola the Mystic

"Father Tim Gallagher has quickly become one of the leading commentators on Ignatian discernment."  —Father George Aschenbrenner, SJ, author, Stretched for Greater Glory

"[A] clear, concise resource for presenting the freedom inherent in the structure of Ignatian prayer."  —Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction

Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction
[A] clear, concise resource for presenting the freedom inherent in the structure of Ignatian prayer.
Library Journal

No Christian saint has ever been more mindful of method, or more aware of the everyday Christian's practical needs, than St. Ignatius of Loyola, whose Spiritual Exercises were a kind of plan book for closeness to God through imaginative identification, that is, "contemplation." Gallagher (The Discernment of Spirits) rightly points out that Ignatius's method can also be used for contemplation's reflective counterpart, meditation. This brief, practical book is bursting with examples and includes a comparative outline of contemplative practices. For most collections.


—Graham Christian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824524883
Publisher:
Crossroad Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
299,986
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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