Item description for Alphonsus De Liguori: Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality) by Frederick Jones...
This volume of the acclaimed Classics of Western Spirituality is a significant one. It offers new translations of a representative selection of the spiritual writings of Alphonsus de Liguori (1696-1787)-saint, bishop, religious founder (the Redemptorist Congregation), and doctor of the church.
The late Frederick M. Jones, principal editor of this volume, and author of an acclaimed biography of Alphonsus, has written an exceptional introduction that outlines this saint's life, with particular emphasis on the political, sociological, and intellectual climate of Bourbon Naples in which he lived, wrote, and ministered. The writings presented here demonstrate the wide range of his work and its relevance to Christian life and spirituality in our own day:
o Spiritual Writings o Spiritual Direction o Devotional Writings o Prayer o Moral Theology o Letters
Alphonsus' devotional writings had an enormous impact on the practices of Catholic piety right up to Vatican II. In addition, he played an influential role in the development of moral theology. This collection of his works fills a demand for an English translation of Alphonsus' major spiritual works. Among the interested readers will be members of the Redemptorist order, theology students, and students of 18th century Italian church history and society.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.42" Weight: 1.59 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1999
Publisher Paulist Press
Series Classics Of Western Spirituality
ISBN 0809104938 ISBN13 9780809104932
Reviews - What do customers think about Alphonsus De Liguori: Selected Writings (Classics of Western Spirituality)?
A an excellent overview of the Saint's writings Dec 23, 2000
This book was an excellent overview of St. Alphonsus' moral and spiritual teaching. Being the only Doctor of the Church in the area of Morality, his teaching is of great value. In addition, his presentation is very balanced and easily understood. In particular, this selection includes a small composition that is worth the entire cost of the book: Conformity to God's Will. There is much that is worth reading which would undoubtedly enrich anyone's spiritual life. My only wish would be that the book included additional selections from the wealth of his writings, such as on what he had to say about the priesthood.