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 1. BIBLICAL MODELS of  ASCENT:
Apophatic and Kataphatic Theology.  Key biblical texts.

 2. ANCIENT MEDIT'N & JEWISH SPIRITUALITY
Plato Homer, Hesiod, Plato; Philo, The Book of Enoch

 3. PRAYER in thePERSECUTED CHURCH:
Ignatius; Irenaeus; Polycarp; Perpetua; Tertullian; Cyprian. 

4. CHRISTIAN  NEO-PLATONISM:
Early Mystical Theology: Plotinus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen

5. THEOLOGICAL CONTROVERSIES and THEOSIS
Athanasius; Macrina; Basil, Gregory Nazianzen; Gregory of Nyssa.

6. EARLY MONASTIC SPIRITUALITY
Antony; Pachomius; Evagrius; Apophthegmata; Martin; (Pseudo-)Macarius; Cassian; Benedict.

7. SYRIAN CHRISTIANITY:
Aphraates of Persia; Ephrem the deacon; Isaac of Ninevah.

8. GETTING out of HELL - THE APOCATASTASIS:
The controversial doctrine of the "Restoration of All Things" - the Apocatastasis..

9. THE LATIN MYSTICAL TRADITION
Ambrose; Jerome, Augustine; Gregory the Great.

10. LITURGICAL MYSTICISM AND APOPHATIC THEOLOGY
Cyril of Jerusalem; Eucherius ; Dionysius the Areopagite; Maximos Confessor; Suger; Books of Hours; The Golden Legend (on the Mass)

11. BYZANTINE SPIRITUALITY: HESYCHASM AND ICONS
Diadochus; Damascene;  Climacus; Barsanuphius and John of Gaza; Symeon the New Theologian; Gregory of Sinai; Gregory Pallamas.

12. CELTIC SPIRITUALITY
Patrick; Columbanus; the Irish Penitentials.

13.  MONASTIC REFORM MOVEMENTS
Canons and Hermits: Anselm; Benedict of Aniane; Smaragdus; Amalarius of Metz; Bruno; Romuald; Peter Damian; Bernard of Clairvaux.


The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin
Belles Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry

 14. MEDIEVAL MONASTIC SPIRITUALITY
Aelred; Peter the Venerable; Hildegard; Gertrude; Mechtild.

 15. THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE NEW ORDERS
Norbert; Francis; Clare; Bonaventure, Dominic; Thomas Aquinas; Catherine of Sienna; Julian of Norwich, Meister Eckhart.

 16. LATE MEDIEVAL SPIRITUALITY:
The Devotio Moderna and The Brethren of the Common Life: Thomas a’ Kempis; Radewijns; Groote; Catherine of Genoam Trithemius, Xisneros.

17. CHRISTIAN HUMANISM AND THE PHILOSOPHIA CHRISTI
Erasmus ; John Colet; Thomas More.

18. SPIRITUALITY OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMERS
Luther; Calvin; Zwingli; Cranmer.

19. THE CATHOLIC AND COUNTER- REFORMATIONS
The Reorientation of Religious Life: Ignatius Loyola; Teresa of Avila; John of the Cross; Augustine Baker.

20. EARLY-MODERN SPIRITUALITY
George Herbert; Francis De Sales; Jean-Pierre de Coussade, Blaise Pascal; John and Charles Wesley; Jonathan Edwards.

21. REFOUNDATION AND ROMANTIC RENEWAL
Gueranger; Placid and Maurus Wolter; John Henry Newman; Soren Kierkegaard; Therese of Lisieux.

22. CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUALITY
Evelyn Underhill; Columba Marmion; Edith Stein; C.S. Lewis; Vatican II; Mother Teresa; Pope John Paul II..

 


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