TMHC 7181 The Constitutions of the Society of Jesus (Spring: 3 )
Many writers describe the Jesuit Constitutions as an institutionalization of the dynamic, individual-centered spirituality found in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. This course takes a different tack, approaching the Constitutions as an ideal key for unlocking a fuller and more accurate understanding of the saint's spiritual doctrine. Attention is given to classic rules and constitutions of earlier religious communities, as well as to certain principles of Aristotelian-Thomistic philosophy, both of which are essential for understanding the content of the Constitutions and its controversial novelties.
Instructor(s): Barton T. Geger, S.J.
Last Updated: 24-Mar-17