Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

John Baptist de La Salle: The Spirituality of Christian Education (Classics of Western Spirituality) [Paperback]

By Jean Baptiste De La Salle (Author), Jeffrey Calligan (Editor) & Jeffrey Gros (Editor)
Our Price $ 19.94  
Retail Value $ 26.95  
You Save $ 7.01  (26%)  
Item Number 140998  
Buy New $19.94
Quantity:
Available on the Internet only.

Classics of Western Spirituality (Paperback) - Full Series Preview
Image Title Price Stock Qty Add To Cart
  Abraham Isaac Kook: The Lights of Penitence, The Moral Principles, Lights of Holiness, Essays, Letters, and Poems (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 20.97   In Stock  
  Anchoritic Spirituality: Ancrene Wisse and Associated Works (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 20.68   In Stock  
  Angela of Foligno : Complete Works (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 19.56   In Stock  
  Angelic Spirituality: Medieval Perspectives on the Ways of Angels (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 22.16   In Stock  
  Apocalyptic Spirituality (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 18.46   In Stock  
  Athanasius : The Life of Antony and the Letter To Marcellinus   $ 15.36   In Stock  
  Augustine of Hippo: Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 20.97   In Stock  
  Bernard of Clairvaux: Selected Works (The Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 17.47   In Stock  
  Birgitta of Sweden: Life and Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 18.46   In Stock  
  Bonaventure: The Soul's Journey into God, the Tree of Life, the Life of St. Francis (The Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 18.86   In Stock  
  Carthusian Spirituality: The Writings of Hugh of Balma and Guigo De Ponte (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 17.02   In Stock  
  Catherine of Siena : The Dialogue (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 20.97   In Stock  
  Celtic Spirituality (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 22.37   In Stock  
  Devotio Moderna: Basic Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 17.47   In Stock  
  Early Islamic Mysticism: Sufi, Qur'an, Mi'raj, Poetic and Theological Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 22.16   In Stock  
  Elijah Benamozegh: Israel and Humanity (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 16.98   In Stock  
  Elisabeth Leseur: Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 20.68   In Stock  
  Ephrem the Syrian: Hymns (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 23.07   In Stock  
  Fakhruddin Iraqi: Divine Flashes (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 16.24   In Stock  
  Farid Ad-din ‘attar's Memorial of God's Friends: Lives and Sayings of Sufis (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 25.86   In Stock  
  Francis and Clare: The Complete Works (The Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 16.06   In Stock  
  George Herbert: The Country Parson and the Temple (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 22.16   In Stock  
  Gertrude of Helfta: The Herald of Divine Love (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 18.46   In Stock  
  Gregory of Nyssa: The Life of Moses (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 15.36   In Stock  
  Gregory Palamas: The Triads (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 15.36   In Stock  
  Hadewijch: The Complete Works (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 22.16   In Stock  
  Henry Suso: The Exemplar, With Two German Sermons (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 18.46   In Stock  
  Hildegard of Bingen: Scivias (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 22.37   In Stock  
  Ibn 'Abbad of Ronda: Letters on the Sufi Path (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 14.76   In Stock  
  Ibn 'Ata' Illah the Book of Wisdom/Kwaja Abdullah Ansari Intimate Conversations (One Volume)   $ 16.06   In Stock  
  Ibn-Al-Arabi: The Bezels of Wisdom (Classics of Western Spirituality Series)   $ 18.86   In Stock  
  Ignatius of Loyola: Spiritual Exercises and Selected Works (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 23.07   In Stock  
  Jacob Boehme: The Way to Christ (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 19.94   In Stock  
  Jeanne Guyon: Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 20.97   In Stock  
  Jeremy Taylor: Selected Works (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 22.16   In Stock  
  Johannes Tauler: Sermons (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 15.36   In Stock  
  John and Charles Wesley: Selected Prayers, Hymns, Journal Notes, Sermons, Letters and Treatises (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 22.37   In Stock  
  John Baptist de La Salle: The Spirituality of Christian Education (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 19.94   In Stock  
  John Calvin: Writings on Pastoral Piety (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 18.86   In Stock  
  John Cassian: Conferences (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 15.36   In Stock  
  John Climacus: The Ladder of Divine Ascent (The Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 18.86   In Stock  
  John Henry Newman: Selected Sermons (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 22.16   In Stock  
  John of Avila: Audi, Filia (The Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 19.56   In Stock  
  Julian of Norwich: Showings (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 18.86   In Stock  
  Knowledge of God in Classical Sufism: Foundations of Islamic Mystical Theology (Classics of Western Spirituality) (v. 9)   $ 21.42   In Stock  
  Marguerite Porete: The Mirror of Simple Souls (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 17.47   In Stock  
  Maximus Confessor: Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 17.47   In Stock  
  Mechthild of Magdeburg: The Flowing Light of the Godhead (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 20.26   In Stock  
  Meister Eckhart, Vol .1: Teacher and Preacher   $ 19.56   In Stock  
  Meister Eckhart: The Essential Sermons, Commentaries, Treatises and Defense (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 18.86   In Stock  
  Menahem Nahum of Chernobyl: Upright Practices, The Light of the Eyes (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 16.98   In Stock  
  Miguel de Molinos: The Spiritual Guide (Classics of Western Spirituality Series)   $ 20.97   In Stock  
  Native Meso-American Spirituality (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 19.94   In Stock  
  Native North American Spirituality of the Eastern Woodlands: Sacred Myths, Dreams, Visions, Speeches, Healing Formulas, Rituals and Ceremonials (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 18.46   In Stock  
  Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain: A Handbook of Spiritual Counsel (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 16.98   In Stock  
  Nil Sorsky: The Complete Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 14.76   In Stock  
  Origen: An Exortation to Martyrdom, Prayer, and Selected Works   $ 17.47   In Stock  
  Quaker Spirituality: Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 20.68   In Stock  
  Rabbinic Stories (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 19.56   In Stock  
  Richard of St. Victor: The Book of the Patriarchs, The Mystical Ark, Book Three of the Trinity (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 18.46   In Stock  
  Robert Bellarmine: Spiritual Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 18.46   In Stock  
  Safed Spirituality: Rules of Mystical Piety, the Beginning of Wisdom (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 14.76   In Stock  
  Sharafuddin Maneri: The Hundred Letters (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 18.46   In Stock  
  Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz: Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 20.68   In Stock  
  Teresa of Avila: Interior Castle (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 17.47   In Stock  
  The Cloud of Unknowing (The Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 17.47   In Stock  
  The Complete Works. Translation by Colm Luibheid. Foreward, Notes, and Translation Collaberation by Paul Rorem. Preface by Rene Roques. Introductions by Jaroslav Pelikan, Jean Leclercq, and Karlfried Froehlich   $ 18.86   In Stock  
  The Contemplative Life, Giants and Selections (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 20.68   In Stock  
  The Early Kabbalah (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 14.76   In Stock  
  The Pursuit of Wisdom and Other Works by the Author of the Cloud of Unknowing (Classics of Western Spirituality)   $ 20.68   In Stock  


Item description for John Baptist de La Salle: The Spirituality of Christian Education (Classics of Western Spirituality) by Jean Baptiste De La Salle, Jeffrey Calligan & Jeffrey Gros...

Overview
The spirituality of the first major spiritual writer (1651-1719) to integrate the Christian vocation of education of the poor by lay men and women into a coherent spirituality. La Salle is considered to be the founder of modern education.

Publishers Description
De La Salle's spirituality for educators, which melds prayer and action, compassion and practicality, can be read afresh in every age: it transcends time and place.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!

Item Specifications...


Studio: Paulist Press
Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.86" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.73"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 11, 2004
Publisher   Paulist Press
Edition  New  
ISBN  0809141620  
ISBN13  9780809141623  


Availability  1 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 18, 2017 11:13.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.


More About Jean Baptiste De La Salle, Jeffrey Calligan & Jeffrey Gros


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jean Baptiste De La Salle was born in 1651 and died in 1719.

Jean Baptiste De La Salle has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Classics of Western Spirituality (Paperback)


Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > General
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Education > General
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Education


Christian Product Categories
Books > Church & Ministry > Church Life > Roman Catholic



Similar Products



Reviews - What do customers think about John Baptist de La Salle: The Spirituality of Christian Education (Classics of Western Spirituality)?

A resource for the Christian parent or Teacher  Jul 12, 2005
What a wonderful little book! It gives excellent advice on classroom discipline. Of course corporal punishment is no longer permissible. Nevertheless, the aim of corporal punishment is clear from de la Salle -- indeed one could say it is far more humane that what is passed off for correction today, remarkable both in its restraint and gentlness.

It is clear from de la Salle that moral discipline and an education on the Faith begin with a parent's or teacher's self-discipline and own example. Very short, easy to read. A life-long challenge to implement. (Of course, the section on comportment must be read keeping in mind that fashions change as de la Salle himself points out. Nevertheless, there is much to learn even here.)
 
Pray, Study, And Wash Behind Your Ears  Feb 6, 2005
In 1878 the future presidential candidate Al Smith attended St. James parish school in New York City's Fourth Ward. In Smith's time the school enrolled 1,450 students, of which the Christian Brothers taught the 650 boys and the Sisters of Charity the girls. Today we might think of 1,450 students as a healthy enrollment for a Catholic secondary school in a large city. In 1878 and for years after the youngest Catholic students in massive numbers enjoyed the privilege of first rate education in a faith-based environment. It was truly a world of "no child left behind."

The fuel for this educational dynamo was neither ecclesiastical fiat nor fiscal sufficiency. It was the vowed life and services of thousands of Catholic women and men religious who brought the religious vision and charism of their various orders and communities to school settings. The changes in Catholic education between 1878 and 2005-particularly the virtual disappearance of the religious classroom educator-are poorly understood and routinely understated. Today's Catholic elementary school faculty is lay and generally married with family. None have the rigorous training of religious formation and novitiate; few have anything amounting to college specialization in theology. While most would probably profess the Catholic faith, few have the comfort to teach as an unabashed apologist for the Catholic Tradition. "A prophet is not without honor...."

One cannot read this recent compilation from the Paulist Press Western Spirituality series without a sense that the life and wisdom of St. John Baptist de la Salle is perhaps the publisher's most practical and useful release to date. La Salle [1651-1719], a wealthy priest and cathedral canon, fretted over issues of education facing France in the late seventeenth century. As with other volumes in this series, the introduction is extremely useful in briefly outlining the nature of the problems and La Salle's biographical attempts to meet them for the Church.

The problem was simple enough and certainly one familiar to contemporary Americans: only the children of the rich were getting top-flight education. Because of the French marriage of church and state, there was no secular or public education system in place. And in this, the era of the Sun King, there was no great hurry to educate the unwashed masses anyway. French Catholicism unfortunately shared something of this view: education of upper echelon youths toward a clerical life, law, and diplomacy was useful to the Church and the state. Mass education smacked of the dreaded "D" word. Neither hierarchy nor monarchy had time for democracy.

La Salle's marriage of faith formation, education, and equality is one of great achievements of the Post-Tridentine era. No one melded these goals into a spirituality of education as La Salle did. The primary task of a Catholic educator, he wrote, was his students' salvation, i.e., getting them into heaven. [Mention that at a diocesan school meeting today.] The establishment of religious identity in a child's mind is already a form of liberation, for all stand equal before God. La Salle understood the mind of the rich [he was practically one of them], and he knew that none of his charges stood a chance in the world of commerce without some measure of grace and manners. Chapters four and five, on school discipline and general decorum, must be read in this light.

That La Salle chose only laymen for this work is a great mystery. One is tempted to say that La Salle was anticipating Vatican II, but in fact the more likely answer is his belief that the classroom was a full time apostolate. Further, he would probably have failed in his efforts to wholesale recruit ordained clergy, who on the whole were quite upper crust in his day. La Salle himself suggests this when, in a moment of weakness, he compares his brothers unfavorably to his valet. In truth the first brothers were somewhat ruffians, and La Salle took considerable grief from his family and the Church for housing such men. Much of his writing is thus directed toward the formation of the brothers themselves in the form of rules, letters, meditations and retreats, not to mention the decorum and essentials of pedagogy. A day would come when his religious brothers turned against him, arguing with some credibility that La Salle could return to his cushy canon's life whereas they had nowhere to go. La Salle thus composed "The Heroic Vow," a solemn promise that he and his most intimate followers would essentially go down with the ship.

In his writing La Salle addresses questions that plague Catholic education to this day. For example, he did not as a rule accept the unchurched into his schools. He believed that proselytizing and the reconciliation of fallen-away Catholics was more appropriately the mission of the clergy and the parish itself. On the other hand, he had a certain compassion for the hard lives of parents, and reminded his brothers that they must drill their students repeatedly in the prayers and essentials of the Faith. He examines the problem of truancy from many perspectives, and concludes that in some cases the teacher himself may be the reason. [Mention that at a faculty meeting today.] He grasped the reality of "special needs" students long before the term was invented.

If American Catholic schools are not to return to a Louis XIV-style bastion of the upper class with five figure tuition rates, La Salle's vision of the school as an egalitarian venture to save souls needs revisiting. This compilation of La Salle's writings is a most useful cornerstone for the spirituality and identity of today's Catholic schoolteacher and rekindles a sense of urgency in regenerating the mission of primary Catholic education. The seventeenth century La Salle has amazing relevance to the twenty-first century American Catholic parochial situation. Curiously, in the present political climate, La Salle's vision seems ready for a second blooming.
 

Write your own review about John Baptist de La Salle: The Spirituality of Christian Education (Classics of Western Spirituality)



Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding John Baptist de La Salle: The Spirituality of Christian Education (Classics of Western Spirituality)


Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :



Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!



Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter


Resources
Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
Corporate
About Us
Contact Us
Policies
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy