ThSp 588/CH 599H: COURSE DOCUMENTS
 

 

 


Andrew Louth, Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition


Congregation for Divine Worship, Directory on Popular Piety


Andre Louf, Teach us to Pray


Derwas Chitty, The Desert, A City

Chapter 1 - The Call

Chapter 2 - The Institution


RB 80 The Rule of St. Benedict in Latin and English with Notes

Introductions 1-4; Appendixes 1-7 [all intro's & app's]

Introd. 1: Origins

Introd. 2: Pre-Benedictine Monasticism in the West

Introd. 3: The Rule of Benedict [From the Sixth Century]

Introd. 4: The Rule in History

Apnd. 1: Terminology (Monk, Nun)

Apnd. 2: The Abbot

Apnd. 3: Liturgical Code

Apnd. 4: Discipline

Apnd. 5: Formation and Profession

Apnd. 6: Interpretation of Scripture

Apnd. 7: The RB & the RM

RB English Text and Notes


CLASS NOTES: This document contains some of the primary texts we will use in this course, arranged chronologically


Spiritual History Timeline (The same timeline available in the lectures)

 

 

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS:

1. Are We Contemplatives, What is Our Future?, by Luke Dysinger, O.S.B.
Are_We_Contemplatives

2. Chapter Four ("Devotion to Heaven") from The Love of Learning and the Desire for God, A Study of Monastic Culture, Jean Jeclercq, O.S.B.
Devotion_to_Heaven

3. The Latin Apophthegmata (complete Latin Systematic Collection of the sayings of the Desert Fathers and Mothers)
Latin_Syst_Collec

4. Adolphe Tanquerey, The Spiritual Life, A Treatise on Ascetical and Mystical Theology
1_Tanquerey.doc
Although recommended for several decades as a seminary textbook, this classic work should be used with caution, since many of the recommendations it contains reflect a rigid and to some extent naive view of human psychology and spiritual formation.  Since this is a fairly large file, the best approach is probably to right-click on the link, then download the file to your computer and open it once it has downloaded.

5. Jordan Aumann:
1) Spiritual Theology
2)
Christian Spirituality in the Catholic Tradition

 


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