Great Spiritual Masters: Their Answers to Six of Life's Questions
Paulist Press, 2002 - 228 páginas
This volume brings together six great religious masters, men and women of sexceptional spiritual wisdom, who answer six deep questions for contemporary society. Ignatius of Loyola shows us how to find self-mastery in life. St. Augustine explains how we can look within ourselves to find our deepest meaning. Julian of Norwich gives new insights into the feminine dimension of God in divine motherhood. Gregory of Nyssa teaches us how to grow in perfection. Dante Alighieri reveals the power of love for the spiritual journey as he portrays his love of Beatrice on the way to Paradise. And St. Bonaventure presents his stunning concept of Jesus as the Art of God. Dr. Farina helps the reader to encounter the thought of these spiritual teachers firsthand through important selections of their writings and his own clear and insightful introductions to each.
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This is an elegant treatment of six important figures in the Catholic spiritual tradition, presented by the man who has done so much to bring these ancient resources to our attention through the Classics of Western Spirituality series, the Sources of American Spirituality series, and the Spiritual Legacy series. The book is suitable for use in undergraduate and graduate classes, parish study groups, or individual study. Contains masterful introductions plus long textual selections from the works of Augustine, Gregory of Nyssa, Julian of Norwich, Dante, Ignatius Loyola, and Bonaventure.
FINDING MEANING BY LOOKING WITHIN AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
TALKING ABOUT GOD AND GENDER JULIAN OF NORWICH
SELFIMPROVEMENT GREGORY OF NYSSAS WAY OF PERFECTION
RELATING LOVE EROSAND GOD DANTE ALIGHIERI
RELATING RELIGION AND ART BONAVENTURE AND THE ART OF GOD