In Spiritual Exercises, Jesuit founder Ignatius of Loyola wrote sets of rules for discerning spirits He taught how the church can receive from God the gift to see otherwise invisible angels, demons, and the Holy Spirit. In How to See the Holy Spirit, Angels, and Demons, Gordon James Klingenschmitt explores Ignatius’ rules through interaction with contemporary scholars Karl Rahner, Hugo Rahner, Piet Penning de Vries, Jules Toner, and Timothy Gallagher. He then applies Ignatius’ principles to a study of ecclesial ethics in the narrative theology of Samuel Wells.
Applying Klingenschmitt’s method revolutionizes how we study ecclesiology, soteriology, missiology/world religions, liturgy, worship, Eucharist, hermeneutics, homiletics, pastoral counseling, church history, and politics.
In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.
Consider checking out the work upon which this book is based, The Spiritual Exercises.
Klingenschmitt offers a rare opportunity for the ecumenical community to renew the understanding and the practices of spiritual discernment in the church. The historical and theological context of Ignatius of Loyola anticipates many concerns of contemporary ecclesiology and ethics regarding the still uncharted pneumatological foundations of the way Christians can discern the spirits.
—Wolfgang Vondey, interim associate dean for academics and associate professor of systematic theology, Regent University, School of Divinity
Gordon James Klingenschmitt is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and former Navy Chaplain. He now leads a daily, half-hour TV program, and founded The Pray in Jesus Name Project, which has delivered 4.5 million petitions to Congress defending pro-life, pro-marriage, and pro-Israel stances.