1 Jun Some shelf wear on cover, some pages w/ notes and underlining. Ships promptly in a padded mailer w/ delivery confirmation. In Spiritual Theology Father Jordan Aumann dispels the common misconception that ascetical and mystical theology is for the select few. He reminds us that “the. 8 Apr Spiritual theology did not emerge as a distinct and well-defined branch of sacred doctrine until the seventeenth century, although special.

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Revelation is the work of God by which He makes Himself and His purposes known to mankind. It is not an entirely new work, however, More information. He offers sound spiritual advice and much food for spiritual thought.

Jordan Aumann, O.P.

A knowledge of the history of spirituality enables the theologian to recognize the laws or constants that prevail throughout the centuries and at the same time to discern a progressive development and evolution in Christian holiness as manifested in the Church.

Historical background on Dei Verbum: The following instructions are a synopsis of the approved doctoral dissertation More information. Hence, St, Augustine describes theologians as the agents by which Christ guards his Church from psiritual and makes it grow in truth. And it must deal not only with the possibility of religious experience, but also with the fheology and the means of achieving it within the life mordan the Church Therefore, we study the divine mysteries revealed by God to know not only what they are in themselves but also what they are for us.

In a discussion on the meaning of baptism, More information. Robert rated it it was amazing Feb 12, It approved of modern exegetical methods for delving into Holy Scripture.

First, it tends to overlook the fact that spiritual theology is a practical, applied theology and must therefore be correlated with the data of experience. Let us now try to go a bit deeper into this mystery.

Thus, Vatican Council II has stated: The value of these works for spiritual theology is that they provide factual testimony of the wonderful and mysterious ways in which God is glorified in his saints. Sometimes, however, a work may be a combination of several types of writing.


As an interested layman and very amateur theologian I was also very happy to find beyond the accessibility of the book that there was nothing I could consider dubious that would set off my theological spider senses. Thus, as a part of the one theology, spiritual theology has its own identity as a specialty both by reason of its method practical or applied theology as distinct from purely speculative theology and by reason of its subject matter — Christian perfection and the means to attain it.

Vatican Council Spiritusl stressed the importance of Scripture in the liturgy: Therefore, the method of investigation must be one that is proper to theology.

Jordan Aumann, O.P.

Despite all that, there is still much to take from this book. Third, and most important, the spiritual life is a dynamic and interior mystery that accommodates itself to the personality and existential situation of the individual Christian; therefore the theology of the spiritual life ought to treat of individual cases, particular charisms, and extraordinary phenomena, which do not pertain to theology as a science.

Ascetical theology investigates the purgative, illuminative, and unitive ways so far as ordinary grace is the operative principle in each; mystical theology is restricted to infused contemplation as an effect of extraordinary grace and to the epiphenomena that sometimes accompany infused contemplation.

Revealing to us our high destiny, the Scriptures answer our innate desire to rise from a fallen condition in order to experience the divine.

Spiritual Theology JORDAN AUMANN, O.P.

It teaches only what has been handed on to it. Why are we to believe More information. John states spiritaul the end of his Gospel: Thomas Aquinas in Rome.

Sources of Spiritual Theology The question of aukann leads logically to a discussion of the sources of the theology of the spiritual life. In other words, the doctrine of the Trinity More information. Nov 15, Karin rated it really liked it. Experimental psychology complements rational psychology by providing the data of experience and an analysis of the phenomena of normal and abnormal or pathological states.

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Yet this Magisterium is not superior to the Word of God, but is its servant. It is necessary, however, to avoid two extremes in the use of psychological material: John Gersonchancellor of the University of Paris, made a further distinction in his treatise, On Mystical Theology, Speculative and Practical, and speculative mystical theology was extended to include the theokogy theology of the spiritual life, from first conversion to the full experience of the mystical life.


Ross Dessert rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Christ is the Light of nations. On the akmann hand, the ultim ate criterion of orthodox Christian teaching is the Magisterium, as Congar has stated: It is the function of the theologians to place at the disposition of the Magisterium the theological information that is necessary for the exercise of the Church’s teaching authority. Peter Westview, Houston, Texas However, the total view, of the spiritual life should always embrace both aspects, since mysticism cannot be understood — much less experienced — without a concomitant asceticism, and any authentic Christian asceticism contains within itself the seed of the mystical experience.

They jodan most generous in contributing their time and labor in the typing of the manuscript. The result was that sacred doctrine gradually became more diversified, and was ultimately divided into areas of specialization or distinct branches of the one theology.

Liturgical architecture What distinguishes a Church from other buildings and why is it important? Regardless these formatting errors are very minor and infrequent and do not distract from a reading of the text. It comes through the contemplation and study of believers who ponder these things in their hearts.

It is not an entirely new work, however, for some sections are taken substantially from The Theology of Christian Perfection by Antonio Royo and Jordan Aumann, published in by Priory Press.

Revelation comes from God. More precisely, spiritual theology is that part of theology that, proceeding from the truths of divine revelation and the religious experience of individual persons, defines the nature of the supernatural life, formulates directives for its growth and development, and explains the process by which souls advance from the beginning of the spiritual life to its full perfection. Sr Maria rated it it was amazing Sep 29,