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Ignatius of Loyola: The Psychology of a Saint [Paperback]

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Pages   510
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.15" Width: 6.1" Height: 1.39"
Weight:   1.67 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 31, 1994
Publisher   Yale University Press
ISBN  0300060793  
EAN  9780300060799  

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Ignatius of Loyola-knight and saint, mystic and ascetic, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits)-was one of the greatest figures in Western Christianity. This book, written by a psychiatrist-psychoanalyst who is also a Jesuit, is the first work to investigate the inner life of Ignatius and to study the psychological motivations for his spirituality and mysticism.

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Not an easy to read book  Feb 5, 2008
This is a difficult book to read unless you happen to be a psychiatrist. This book blends biography with psychological analysis. It took me at least eight months to finish this 400 pages plus book. The story of Iñigo, later to become Ignatius, is a remarkable one. You will witness the transition of Iñigo from a pugnacious young man, brave and passionate, into a mystic and an exemplary Christian (but still brave and passionate).

The author threads between two poles; on one hand you have the Grace of God acting on a broken (physically and spiritually) man making him fit to be called a saint and a mystic and, on the other hand, you have a man oppressed by psychological issues (narcissism, sublimation of libido and aggression). Somehow Ignatius reconciles both poles.

It is inappropiate for me to assign a rating for this book based on the merits of the psychological assesment made by the author, consequently, I am rating this book as a reflection of how much did I like it. I will give four stars to this book just because it is intricate and difficult to digest.

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