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Powers of Imagining
Ignatius de Loyola: A Philosophical Hermeneutic of Imagining through the Collected Works of Ignatius de Loyola
Powers of Imagining
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Antonio T. de Nicolas - Author
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Hardcover - 390 pages
Release Date: June 1986
ISBN10: 0-88706-109-5
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-109-7

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Paperback - 390 pages
Release Date: June 1986
ISBN10: 0-88706-110-9
ISBN13: 978-0-88706-110-3

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Summary

This book presents a new translation of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius de Loyola, of his Spiritual Diary, of his Autobiography, and some of his letters. These translations are introduced by a hermeneutical commentary laying out the theory and practices of the decision-making power of imagining.

Ignatius proposed in his Spiritual Exercises a form of decision-oriented mysticism, and through their use, gathered around him a group of associates who became the firs members of the Jesuit Order. Under the control of later, doctrinally oriented theologians, the practical, decision-oriented mystical character of the original Exercises was gradually replaced by a more theoretical and devotional character.

Antonio T. de Nicolas recovers in his translations and through his critical apparatus, the original decision-oriented thrust of Ignatius.

"What is recovered by Professor de Nicolas in his work is the radical flavor of the original sense of the Spiritual Exercises....There is a lifetime of experience with Spiritual Exercises behind this witty, poetic, and brilliant work." -- Patrick A. Heelan, S.J., from the Foreword

Antonio T. de Nicolas is the author of Avatara: The Humanization of Philosophy Through the Bhagavad Gita; Meditations through the RVeda: The Four Dimensional Man; and Platero and I, Juan Ramon Jimenez (translation). Dr. de Nicolas is Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York at Stony Brook.



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Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Introduction: The Neural Connection

Biographical Data

Abbreviations

Part I The Text of Imagining

1. The Native, General Background of Ignatius de Loyola

2. Imagining: Primary Text, Primary Technology

3. A Text for Reading, A Text for Deciding

4. Imagining and the Public Domain

5. Consequences of Hermeneutics

Part II A Plurality of Texts in Translation

Spiritual Exercises

Contents
Translator's Note
Exercises

Spiritual Diary

Contents
Translator's Note to the Spiritual Diary
Translator's Note for Elections on Income or Poverty
Election on Income or Poverty
Diary

Autobiography

Contents
Translator's Note
Preface of Father Nadal
Preface of Father Luis G. da Camara
Text

Letters

Introduction
Translator's Note to Letter on Obedience
Letter on Obedience
Letters

Notes

Bibliography on Hermeneutics

Bibliography on Ignatius

Index



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