In A Companion to Jesuit Mysticism, Robert A. Maryks provides thirteen unique essays discussing the Jesuit mystical tradition, a somewhat neglected aspect of Jesuit historiography that stretches as far back as the order’s co-founder, Ignatius of Loyola, his spiritual visions at Manresa, and ultimately the mystical perspective contained in his Spiritual Exercises. The volume’s contributions on the most significant representatives of the Jesuit mystical traditionfrom Baltasar Álvarez to Louis Lallemant to Hugo Makibi Enomiya-Lassalleaim to fill this lacuna in Jesuit historiography. Although intended primarily as a handbook for scholars seeking to further their own research in this area, the volume will undoubtedly be of interest to scholars and students of Jesuit studies more broadly.
About the Author
Robert Aleksander Maryks, PhD (2006) in history, Fordham University, is associate professor of history, associate director of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, and editor of Jesuit Sources at Boston College. He has published on various aspects of the history of the Jesuits, including Saint Cicero and the Jesuits (Ashgate, 2008), The Jesuit Order as a Synagogue of Jews (Brill, 2009), Pouring Jewish Water into Fascist Wine (Brill, 2011), and A Companion to Ignatius of Loyola (Brill, 2014). He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Jesuit Studies, the Jesuit Studies book series, Boston College Jesuit Bibliography: The New Sommervogel Online, and Jesuit Historiography Online.
Table of Contents
IntroductionRobert Aleksander Maryks1. The Mysticism of Saint Ignatius of LoyolaDarcy Donahue2. A Controversial Mystic: Father Baltasar ÁlvarezManuel Ruiz Jurado, S.J.3. The Mystical Theology of Luis de la PuenteRady Roldán-Figueroa4. Achille Gagliardi and the Northern MysticsRob FaesenTranslated by John Arblaster and edited by Timothy Page5. Louis Lallemant and his Doctrine spirituelle: Myths and FactsTibor Bartók, S.J.6. Mysticism as an Existential Crisis: Jean-Joseph SurinMoshe Sluhovsky7. Claude La Colombière (1641–82), Marguerite-Marie Alacoque (1647–90), and Devotion to the Sacred HeartWilliam P. O’Brien, S.J.8. Jean-Pierre de Caussade and the Caussadian CorpusWendy M. Wright9. Science as a Mystical Quest: Pierre Teilhard de ChardinFrançois Euvé, S.J.10. “The Witness to These Witnesses”: Henri BremondFrançois Trémolières11. Henri de Lubac (1896–1991) and Contemporary Mystical TheologyAndrew Prevot12. Karl Rahner (1904–84) and His Mystical TheologyHarvey D. Egan, S.J.13. Hugo M. Enomiya-Lassalle: Zen-Enlightenment and ChristianityUrsula BaatzIndex