The classics of Western Spirituality Alphonsus De Liguori: Selected Writings

Type
Book
Authors
Liguori ( Alfonso Maria de', Saint, 1696-1787. )
 
ISBN 10
0809137712 
ISBN 13
9780809137718 
Category
 
Publication Year
1999 
Publisher
Paulist Press, United States 
Pages
xiii, 423 pages 
Subject
Spiritual life -- Catholic Church. 
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Abstract
This book 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: Spiritual Writings, Spiritual Direction o Devotional Writings, Prayer, Moral Theology, 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. 
Description
Alphonsus de Liguori ; edited by Frederick M. Jones, with the collaboration of Brendan McConvery ... [et al.] ; consultants, Sean O'Riordan and Carl Hoegerl ; preface by Sean O'Riordan. 
Biblio Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 405-406) and indexes.  
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