Taken from the book of the same title by DOM LORENZO SCUPOLI The Spiritual Combat is known as one of the greatest classics in ascetic theology, along. The Spiritual Combat. Dom Lorenzo Scupoli. Translated by. William Lester and Robert Paul Mohan. by Newman Bookshop, New York, US. This work is. Spiritual. Spiritual Combat. By Dom Lorenzo Scupoli . Gagliardi, but most critics however consider Fr. Lawrence Scupoli as the author of this famous treatise.

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This page was last edited on 12 Aprilat Mar 21, Dianne rated it it was amazing Shelves: Trivia About The Spiritual Combat. He used to endure the injust accusations and punishments with humilitysacrificing the spirtual for various intentions.

Oct 05, Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Catholic Way Publishing Editor. Charlie Burnham rated it really liked it Jan 10, Lawrence Scupoli as the author of this famous treatise. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If your strength fails you, ask more from God.

Frances de Sales called it. Several 17th century editions were published under the name of the Spanish Benedictine, John of Castanzia. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Scupoli was from Otranto in Apulia.

It did me, the reader. Refresh and try again. He was arrested for a year and deprived of the priestly faculties.

Highly recommend for advancing spiritual life. Jan 25, Z rated it it was amazing Shelves: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Most chapters are very short, but packed with great snippets.

Muy explicativo, para mi fue sorprendente.

The Spiritual Combat by Lorenzo Scupoli

Scupoli in Padua himself. The one who does not do this loses, and suffers in Hell ; the one who does it, trusting not in his own, but God ‘s power, triumphs and is happy in Heaven.


Robert Treiber rated it liked it Feb 04, I compared most of the available translations in English and concluded that TAN did an admirable job of being faithful while also breaking up some of these sentences and phrases in a manner that makes for much better reading.

Augustine, and the thought of St. Lists with This Book. At first it teaches that the sense of life is incessant fighting against thee longings and replacing them with sacrifice and charity.

An excellent guide for spiritual growth!

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There is a big focus on our own sinfulness and weakness s;iritual the necessity of turning to God and spiriutal on Him alone. What is bad originates from the human who rebels against God. The guidance here is clear, concrete, useful, and powerful. Just like Introduction to the Devout Life, this book should most certainly be read yearly, at a minimum. I’m not sure how it reads in Italian, but Scupoli as he is often rendered into English has a lot of long, winding sentences with lots of prepositional and parenthetical phrases that can sometimes make his meaning hard to follow.

The Spiritual Combat

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It was also much prized by Blessed John Henry Newman who said that the book bears reading “again and again.

A wonderfully thorough, practical guide to the spiritual life, focusing primarily on orienting oneself towards God and the cultivation of virtue and the avoidance of viceand on understanding lodenzo tactics of the enemy to make us fall.

This book is a how-to manual on how to grow on the road to holiness. This work is lesser spirritual that Thomas a Kempis’ Imitation of Christ, but in my eyes it is its equal in terms of quality, and perhaps its slight superior in terms of applicability for most non-monastic Christians. Therefore, beloved, I advise and entreat you to cherish a love for that which is painful and difficult, for such things will bring you victory over self—on this all depends.


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This book is essential Catholic reading for life! Whatever sucpoli be the solution of the problem of the author, doubt of the actual one or ones, can take nothing away from the value and efficacy of this “golden book” as St.

Oct 01, Walter rated it it was amazing Shelves: Finally he was exculpated from blame, but he had to wait for it almost till his death.

Patrick Reynolds rated it it was amazing Jan 06, Published February 9th by Catholic Way Publishing first published Many who aspire to the spiritual life, being rather lovers of themselves than of that which is needful although indeed they know it notselect for the most part those practices which accord with their own taste, and neglect others which touch to the quick their natural inclinations and sensual appetites, to overcome which all reason demands that they should put forth their full strength.

Some writers of the Society of Jesus have ascribed the book to the Jesuit, Achilles Gagliardi, but most critics however consider Fr. Sabu Augustine rated it it was amazing Aug 06,