Theological Dynamics Of Spiritual Exercises

STB 3

DURATION:
30 hours
ID:
TD 108.2
CREDIT:
2

INSTRUCTORS:

A. Course Description

This course offers in-depth studies of the theology that lays foundation for Ignatian spirituality in areas such as Ignatian discernment, and Jesuit mission and inculturation.  The core reading materials will come from Ignatius’ own writings, including the Autobiography and the Spiritual Exercises, along with the writings of contemporary Ignatian scholars on the topic.  The course is organized as a seminar, and class participation is expected and valued highly. Student evaluation consists of 3 short reflection papers coming out from assigned readings/group discussion, and a final research project.

B. Bibliography

  • Chapter 4, “The Sources and Characteristic traits of St. Ignatius Spirituality” of GUIBERT, Joseph, The Jesuits:  Their Spiritual Doctrine and Practice, W. Young transl., G. Ganss ed., The Institute of Jesuit Sources, St. Louis 1964, 152 – 181.
  • ARRUPE, Pedro, “The Trinitarian Inspiration of the Ignatian Charism,” Studies of Jesuit Spirituality, Institute of Jesuit Source, St. Louis 2001, 33/3.
  • ASCHENBRENNER, George, “Becoming Whom We Contemplate,” The Way Sup 52 (1985) 30 – 42.
  • DUFNER, Andrew, “The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises and the New World-View,” The Way Sup 76 (1993) 3 – 12.
  • FLEMING, David, “The Ignatian Spirituality Exercises: Understanding a Dynamic,” Notes on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, The Best of the Review – 1, Review for Religious, St. Louis 1996, 2 – 18.
  • HAIGHT, Roger, “Theology and Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises,” The Way Sup 70 (1991) 91 – 100.
  • _____, “Expanding the Exercises,” Studies of Jesuit Spirituality, Institute of Jesuit Source, St. Louis 2010, 42/2.
  • ROMERO, Oscar, “Reflections on the Spiritual Exercises,” The Way Sup 55 (1986) 100 – 106.
  • SHELDRAKE, Philip, “Imagination and Prayer,” The Way Sup 24 (1984) 92 – 102.

C. Course Evaluation

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