Friday, November 25, 2011

Ignatian Emphases

.......allowing oneself to be guided through the fashions of Ignatian hagiography, one cannot help but feel a certain critical distance from contemporary images of Ignatius. One need not be uncommonly astute to see that past Ignatian emphases differ from present ones, and that these present emphases align neatly with present sensibilities: Ignatius the “lay” pilgrim rather than Ignatius the priestly fundador, Ignatius the “world affirming” rather than Ignatius the “mortified,” Ignatius the validator of inner experience rather than Ignatius the champion of ecclesial authority, etc

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