The Story of the Predestined Pilgrim and His Brother Reprobate

The Story of the Predestined Pilgrim and His Brother Reprobate

by Christopher C. Lund

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Overview

The Story of the Predestined Pilgrim is an English translation of a salvation allegory written in the hinterland of Brazil in 1682 by the Jesuit Father Alexandre de Gusmão. Generally, it served the pedagogical purposes of his order, being translated twice into Spanish (1696 and 1815), and specifically for use in his mission boarding school in Belém da Cachoeira. Its narrative follows the evolution of the two protagonists, Predestined and Reprobate, as they travel from Egypt toward the New Jerusalem. It examines the vicissitudes of their encounters with the personifications of virtues and vices. It culminates, perhaps, with the mystical benevolence of Charity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780866985444
Publisher: ACMRS Publications
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Series: MEDIEVAL & RENAIS TEXT STUDIES Series , #489
Edition description: 1
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author


After his Ph.D. work at the University of Texas at Austin focusing on seventeenth-century Ibero-American poetics, Christopher C. Lund taught Luso-Brazilian literature at Rutgers University. During his Rutgers years, he catalogued the Portuguese Manuscripts Collection at the Library of Congress. Brigham Young University recruited him in 1992 where he thrived on teaching Fernando Pessoa and Camões. He coordinated the Latin American Studies Department at BYU for nine years. He continues to be transported by the literature of the Baroque, of which Predestined is a fine example.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction xvii

Part I Proem 3

Chapter I Of the patria, parents, and family of Predestined Pilgrim and of his brother Reprobate 4

Chapter II How Predestined and Reprobate resolved to leave Egypt, and of the preparation they undertook for their journey 5

Chapter III Of the first journey undertaken by Predestined and Reprobate 6

Chapter IV Of what happened to Reprobate after he became separated from his brother Predestined 7

Chapter V Of what happened to Predestined after he left his brother Reprobate 8

Chapter VI Of the Palace of Disillusionment and what happened there to Predestined 10

Chapter VII How Predestined came to speak with Disillusionment and the words he heard him say 11

Chapter VIII Of Predestined's other experiences in the Palace of Disillusionment 13

Chapter IX How Disillusionment showed Predestined the illusions of the world 17

Chapter X How Predestined went to see the rocky hillside in Bethlehem, where Christ was born 20

Chapter XI Words of wisdom that Disillusionment gave to Predestined 21

Part II

Chapter I How Reprobate continued his journey toward Babylon 24

Chapter II How Predestined continued his journey toward Jerusalem 25

Chapter III How Predestined visited the governors of Nazareth in their palace and what happened there 26

Chapter IV How Predestined went to see the City of Nazareth and what happened there 29

Chapter V How Predestined visited the flowers of Nazareth 31

Chapter VI How Predestined went to see another section of Nazareth called Cloister 32

Chapter VII How Predestined was instructed in matters of devotion and piety 34

Chapter VIII How Predestined went to visit the fountains of Nazareth 35

Chapter IX Of the rare examples of Piety and Devotion that Predestined saw in Nazareth 40

Chapter X Spiritual dictates that Counsel gave to Predestined in the Palace of Religion 41

Part III

Chapter I What happened to Reprobate after he left Samaria 46

Chapter II Of what happened to Predestined after he left Nazareth 47

Chapter III Of what Predestined did with the governor of Bethany 48

Chapter IV Of Predestined's audience with Obedience and what happened there 51

Chapter V Of the rare examples of Obedience that Predestined saw in Bethany 51

Chapter VI Of the preparation Predestined undertook for the Way of the Commandments 55

Chapter VII Of the journey that Predestined made along the Way of the Commandments of God 56

Chapter VIII How Predestined visited the second Palace hall and what happened there 59

Chapter IX How Predestined visited the Palace of Human Law and what happened to him there 63

Chapter X Some dictates of Obedience and Observance 65

Part IV

Chapter I Of what happened to Reprobate after he left Bethoron 68

Chapter II How Predestined left Bethany and what happened to him along the way 70

Chapter III How Predestined traveled the Way of Penance 71

Chapter IV How Predestined visited the Palace of Confession, Contrition, and Satisfaction 73

Chapter V Of the rare examples that Predestined saw in the Palace of Confession, Contrition, & Satisfaction 75

Chapter VI Predestined visits the Palace of Holy Discipline and Just Penance 76

Chapter VII How Predestined was taught in the Palace by Holy Rigor and Just Penance 79

Chapter VIII How Predestined entered the Valley of Afflictions and the Garden of Tribulations 81

Chapter IX Of what happened to Predestined in the Chapel of Patience 81

Chapter X Dictates that Predestined learned in the house of Holy Discipline and Just Penance 85

Part V

Chapter I Of Reprobate's journey to the City of Babel 88

Chapter II How Predestined departed Capernaum for the Holy City of Bethel 89

Chapter III Of the Holy City of Bethel 90

Chapter IV Of the first borough of Bethel, and what happened there to Predestined 92

Chapter V Of the second borough of the City of Bethel 95

Chapter VI Of the first and second, order of plants in this second borough of Bethel 97

Chapter VII Of the third order of plants 98

Chapter VIII Of the fourth order of plants 101

Chapter IX Of the third borough of the Holy City of Bethel 103

Chapter X How Predefined learned perfect sanctity 104

Chapter XI How Charity took Predestined to her cell, and how she served him, and what favors she bestowed upon him there 106

Chapter XII Some dictates of Divine Love and Perfection that Charity shared with Predestined 109

Part VI

Chapter I Of Reprobate's last journey 110

Chapter II How Reprobate entered Babylon and there was received 111

Chapter III Of the Holy City of Jerusalem, the happy end of Predestined's journey 113

Chapter IV Of what Predestined accomplished at the Gates of Jerusalem 116

Chapter V Of Predestined's rigorous exam they gave Predestined before he entered Jerusalem 117

Chapter VI Of the terrible bath taken in Purgatory by Predestined 119

Chapter VII The entrance of Predestined Pilgrim into Jerusalem and how he was received 121

Chapter VIII Of what Predestined did and said after some time in Jerusalem 124

Chapter IX Predestined's exhortation to the Pilgrims of this life 125

Chapter X Conclusion of the complete history of Predestined Pilgrim and his brother Reprobate 126

Index 129

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