How to See the Holy Spirit, Angels, and Demons

Ignatius of Loyola on the Gift of Discerning of Spirits in Church Ethics

By Gordon James Klingenschmitt

How to See the Holy Spirit, Angels, and Demons

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How to See the Holy Spirit, Angels, and Demons

Ignatius of Loyola on the Gift of Discerning of Spirits in Church Ethics

By Gordon James Klingenschmitt

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  • Pages: 290
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About-

Are God, angels, and demons really invisible? Or can the spirits be seen with human eyes, through the lens of Church Ethics? The gift of discerning of spirits is indispensible to the study of church ethics.

Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), wrote two sets of Rules for Discerning of Spirits in his Spiritual Exercises in the early 1500s. He taught how the church can receive from God the gift to see otherwise invisible angels, demons, and the Holy Spirit. Ignatius' views were influenced by John Cassian, Jacobus de Voragine, Ludolph of Saxony, and Thomas a Kempis. Ignatius' Rules are exegeted in dialogue with contemporary scholars Karl Rahner, Hugo Rahner, Piet Penning de Vries, Jules Toner, and Timothy Gallagher, and applied to one study of ecclesial ethics in the narrative theology of Samuel Wells.

A four-step Ignatian "pneumato-ethical method" is developed, which any analyst can follow to see the spirits, by consolation/desolation, consent, manifestation, and pneumato-ethics. This method revolutionizes how we study ecclesiology, soteriology, missiology/world religions, liturgy, worship, Eucharist, hermeneutics, homiletics, pastoral counseling, church history, and politics.

The spirits are not invisible at all. They can be clearly discerned through the lens of ecclesial ethics.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Klingenschmitt offers a rare opportunity for the ecumenical community to renew the understanding and the practices of spiritual discernment in the church. The historical and theological context of Ignatius of Loyola anticipates many concerns of contemporary ecclesiology and ethics regarding the still uncharted pneumatological foundations of the way Christians can discern the spirits."
--Wolfgang Vondey, Interim Associate Dean for Academics & Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Regent University, School of Divinity

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Gordon James Klingenschmitt

Bio(s)-

Gordon James Klingenschmitt (PhD, Regent University) is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and former Navy Chaplain. He now leads a daily, half-hour TV program, PIJN NEWS, and founded The Pray in Jesus Name Project, which has delivered 4.5 million petitions to Congress defending pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-Jesus, and pro-Israel issues. He may be contacted at prayinjesusname.org.

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