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The Soul's Journey into God : Classics of Western Spirituality Series - St.Bonaventure

The Soul's Journey into God

Classics of Western Spirituality Series

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Published: 1st December 1988
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'But if you wish to know how these things come about ask grace not instruction, desire not understanding, the groaning of prayer not diligent reading, the Spouse not the teacher, God not man, darkness not clarity, not light but the fire that totally enflames and carries us into God by ecstatic unctions and burning affections. This fire is God and his furnace is in Jerusalem...' --Bonaventure, 1217-1274

The: Classics of Western Spirituality a Library of the Great Spiritual Mastersp. ii
Editor of This Volumep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Forewordp. xix
Introductionp. 1
The: Soul's Journey into Godp. 51
Prologuep. 53
Chapter Headingsp. 58
on the Stages of the Ascent into God and on Contemplating Him Through His Vestiges in the Universep. 59
on Contemplating God in His Vestiges in the Sense Worldp. 69
on Contemplating God Through His Image Stamped Upon Our Natural Powersp. 79
on Contemplating God in His Image Reformed by the Gifts of Gracep. 87
on Contemplating the Divine Unity Through Its Primary Name Which is Beingp. 94
on Contemplating the Most Blessed Trinity in Its Name Which is Goodp. 102
on Spiritual and Mystical Ecstasy in Which Rest is Given to Our Intellect When Through Ecstasy Our Affection Passes Over Entirely into Godp. 110
The: Tree of Lifep. 117
Prologuep. 119
p. 123
On: the Mystery of His Originp. 126
On: the Mystery of His Passionp. 140
On: the Mystery of His Glorificationp. 159
The: Life of St. Francis (legenda Maior)p. 177
Prologuep. 179
on Saint Francis's Manner of Life While in Secular Attirep. 185
on His Perfect Conversion to God and His Restoration of Three Churchesp. 191
on the Foundation of the Order and the Approval of the Rulep. 199
on the Progress of the Order Under His Hand and the Confirmation of the Rulep. 207
on the Austerity of His Life and How Creatures Provided Him Comfortp. 218
on His Humility and Obedience and God's Condescension to His Slightest Wishp. 228
on His Love of Poverty and the Miraculous Fulfillment of His Needsp. 239
on His Affectionate Piety and How Irrational Creatures Were Affectionate Toward Himp. 250
on the Fervor of His Charity and His Desire for Martyrdomp. 262
on His Zeal for Prayer and the Power of His Prayerp. 272
on His Understanding of Scripture and His Spirit of Prophecyp. 280
on the Efficacy of His Preaching and His Grace of Healingp. 291
p. 303
on His Patience and His Passing in Deathp. 315
on His Canonization and the Solemn Transferal of His Bodyp. 321
Selected: Bibliographyp. 329
Index: to Preface and Introductionp. 335
Indexp. 339
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ISBN: 9780809121212
ISBN-10: 0809121212
Series: Classics of Western Spirituality Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 1st December 1988
Publisher: Paulist Press International,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.72  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.52