The Discernment of Spirits

The Discernment of Spirits Author Timothy M. Omv Gallagher
ISBN-10 0824520041
Release 2014-04-01
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St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, is one of the most influential spiritual leaders of all time, yet many readers find his Rules for Discernment hard to understand. What can Ignatius teach us about the discernment of spirits that lies at the very heart of Christian life? In The Discernment of Spirits, talented teacher, retreat leader, and scholar Timothy M. Gallagher helps us understand the Rules and how their insights are essential for our spiritual growth today. By integrating the Rules and the experience of contemporary people, Gallagher shows the precision, clarity, and insight of Ignatius's Rules, as well as the relevance of his thought for spiritual life today. When we learn to read Ignatius correctly, we discover in his remarkable words our own struggles, joys, and triumphs. This audiobook is for all who desire greater awareness of God's action in their daily spiritual lives and is essential reading for retreat directors, spiritual directors, priests, and counselors.



The Discernment of Spirits

The Discernment of Spirits Author Wendy Love Anderson
ISBN-10 3161516648
Release 2011
Pages 266
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" Anderson] succeeds in neatly fitting together selected pieces of the history of discernment of spirits to provide a valuable, readable description of the contours of its evolution in the late Middle Ages." -- Debra L. Stoudt, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, The Medieval Review Late medieval Christians lived in a world of visions, but they knew that not all visions came from God: angels, demons, illness, nature, or passion could also inspire an apparent divine visitation. During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the involvement of visionaries in everything from reform movements to military campaigns to papal schisms raised the political and spiritual stakes of determining whether or not a vision was truly from God. In response, a diverse group of medieval thinkers - including men and women, clergy and laity, visionaries and theologians - gradually began to transform the loose patristic readings of Pauline discretio spirituum into a system with the potential to distinguish between true and false visions and between genuine and delusional visionaries. Wendy Love Anderson chronicles the historical, political, and spiritual struggles behind the flowering of late medieval mysticism and what came to be seen as the Christian doctrine of discernment of spirits.



Discerning the Spirits

Discerning the Spirits Author Cornelius Plantinga Jr.
ISBN-10 0802839991
Release 2003-11-18
Pages 170
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Christian worship in North America has undergone great change in recent years. But change always brings uncertainty -- at times even division -- about what constitutes "authentic worship." This important book reviews a wide variety of current perspectives and offers a fresh outlook on the contemporary practice of Christian worship. In order to provide the widest, most insightful discussion on present-day worship practices yet assembled, the authors gathered a team of church musicians, ministers, worship leaders, and educators from eight church traditions. Discerning the Spirits is the fruit of their work. Shaped by the wisdom of men and women like Marva Dawn, Justo Gonzalez, C. Michael Hawn, and John Witvliet, this book broadens today's "worship wars" into a bigger, richer discussion that moves from arguments over musical tastes to good thinking about the overall purpose of worship in relation to church life and God himself. Sidebar articles and quotes are meant to draw readers and study groups into dialogue on these issues. Whether one plays a leadership role in church worship or is simply grappling with questions about it, Discerning the Spirits is a must-read.



Discerning Spirits

Discerning Spirits Author Nancy Caciola
ISBN-10 9781501702174
Release 2015-07-31
Pages 352
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Trance states, prophesying, convulsions, fasting, and other physical manifestations were often regarded as signs that a person was seized by spirits. In a book that sets out the prehistory of the early modern European witch craze, Nancy Caciola shows how medieval people decided whom to venerate as a saint infused with the spirit of God and whom to avoid as a demoniac possessed of an unclean spirit. This process of discrimination, known as the discernment of spirits, was central to the religious culture of Western Europe between 1200 and 1500. Since the outward manifestations of benign and malign possession were indistinguishable, a highly ambiguous set of bodily features and behaviors were carefully scrutinized by observers. Attempts to make decisions about individuals who exhibited supernatural powers were complicated by the fact that the most intense exemplars of lay spirituality were women, and the "fragile sex" was deemed especially vulnerable to the snares of the devil. Assessments of women's spirit possessions often oscillated between divine and demonic interpretations. Ultimately, although a few late medieval women visionaries achieved the prestige of canonization, many more were accused of possession by demons. Caciola analyzes a broad array of sources from saints' lives to medical treatises, exorcists' manuals to miracle accounts, to find that observers came to rely on the discernment of bodies rather than seeking to distinguish between divine and demonic possession in purely spiritual terms.



Discerning of Spirits

Discerning of Spirits Author Francis Frangipane
ISBN-10 096290497X
Release 2001-10-01
Pages 28
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The Discerning of Spirits

The Discerning of Spirits Author Frank Hammond
ISBN-10 0892283688
Release 2014-11-17
Pages 44
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The gift of discerning of spirits is a powerful weapon in the Christian's arsenal! When God calls us into ministry, He equips us. God has called all of us into spiritual warfare and spiritual battle. His Church will be a militant Church, and the "gates of hell shall not prevail against her." The weapons God supplies us with are not carnal or fleshly weapons, but spiritual ones, they are "mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds." We are equipped by God for spiritual warfare through the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12. God has said that these are the channels through which His power will flow, the avenues through which His Holy Spirit will operate. Chief among these gifts for the ministry of deliverance is the gift of discerning of spirits. We must rely upon the Holy Spirit for the ministry of deliverance and nothing else, not the arm of the flesh or the voice of demons. Frank Hammond explains the application of this gift to the believer, and provides examples of how it has worked in his own ministry. He concludes with a prayer of impartation for the reader to receive this gift and the gifts of knowledge, wisdom and faith.



Spiritual Consolation

Spiritual Consolation Author Timothy M. Gallagher
ISBN-10 0824524292
Release 2007
Pages 176
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What does God want for our lives? How can we assess when feelings, even pleasant ones, are signs that God is calling us in a particular direction? In Spiritual Consolation, Timothy Gallagher, a retreat leader and popular author of The Examen Prayer and The Discernment of Spirits, introduces us to the teachings of Ignatius of Loyola on this crucial question. Through the use of real-life examples and the Ignatian principles from the Second Rule, Fr. Gallagher shows how all of us, especially those with busy religious lives, can learn to hear and follow God's leading. This book is both the completion of Dr. Gallagher's esteemed Ignatian trilogy and a provocative work in its own right.



Early Christian Discernment of Spirits

Early Christian Discernment of Spirits Author Elisabeth Hense
ISBN-10 9783643907523
Release 2016-05
Pages 194
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Based upon a comparative analysis, this book argues that early notions of 'discernment of spirits' are not superior to later ones. Discernment of spirits is not a matter of an apostolically fixed ideal that should be traditionally cleaved to, but, above all, is a continual re-shaping and restructuring of this tradition. Christians were not expected to imitate the discernment of others, but rather were encouraged to make judgments for themselves. Dr. Elisabeth Hense is Assistant Professor for Spiritual Theology at Radboud University Nijmegen (NL).



A Commentary on Saint Ignatius Rules for the Discernment of Spirits

A Commentary on Saint Ignatius  Rules for the Discernment of Spirits Author Jules J. Toner
ISBN-10 0912422432
Release 1982
Pages 332
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Angels of Light Sanctity and the Discernment of Spirits in the Early Modern Period

Angels of Light  Sanctity and the Discernment of Spirits in the Early Modern Period Author Clare Copeland
ISBN-10 9789004233690
Release 2012-11-23
Pages 306
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This volume explores individual responses to the problem of discernment of spirits, and the adjacent problem of true and false holiness in the period following the European Reformations.



Rules for Discerning the Spirits

Rules for Discerning the Spirits Author Ludovic-Marie Barrielle
ISBN-10 0935952772
Release 1992
Pages 60
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Unlocking The Gift of Discernment

Unlocking The Gift of Discernment Author Helen Calder
ISBN-10 9780987131485
Release 2011-12-09
Pages 88
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2nd Edition: Revised and updated. Are you sensitive to what is taking place in the spiritual realm? Have you ever been adversely affected by a negative atmosphere? You may have the spiritual gift of discernment. The gift of discernment of spirits is a powerful weapon in times of spiritual warfare, and can be of great assistance when ministering freedom to individuals. And yet many who have the gift of discernment have difficulty knowing what to do with what they are feeling or sensing. In this powerful, 85-page booklet, you will learn some straightforward principles to help you grow in your gift of discernment and exercise it in church life. You will discover: - Signs that you may have a discernment gift - How the highest use of discernment is to perceive what the Holy Spirit is doing - Ways that you can develop your gift - Keys to exercising the gift of discernment in church life - How to protect yourself from the negative effects than many discerners experience And much more! In ‘Unlocking Your Gift Of Discernment,’ Helen shares insights that she has learned from her personal journey as a discerner and a prayer leader. This book is a powerful and essential tool to help you grow and use your gift of discernment. Chapter List: Introducing the Spiritual Gift of Discernment Signs that you may have the Gift of Discernment The Heart of the Discerner How to Grow Your Gift of Discernment Ministry Areas that Benefit from the Discernment Gift Exercising Discernment in Church Life Focus on the Spirit, Feed on God's Word Freedom from Fear of Evil Protection for the Discerner Available for download in either PDF (85 pages) or ePub format. WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ‘UNLOCKING THE GIFT OF DISCERNMENT’ ‘Helen has taken the mysticism out of the gift of discernment and brought truth, a deeper understanding of God’s grace in this gift and a level of wisdom that has only truly been given by the Holy Spirit… It leaves the reader feeling a greater desire, hunger and pursuit of wanting more of such an amazing God given gift. This is a MUST read for every Christian.’ Chontae T As I read Helen Calder’s book, “The Gift of Discernment”, I was impacted by the statement “The highest use of the gift of discernment is to perceive what the Holy Spirit is doing.” To discern the Presence of God in a meeting, person, place or situation is the greatest confirmation of the Gift! It is so easy to concentrate on the negative aspect of a discernment, but the emphasis throughout the book, which spoke to me very clearly, was that in all discernment, I need to seek to know what God is doing, or wants to do, in and through the situation. What do I need to do for God to bring about change?! The book has given me understanding that what I thought may be a Word of Knowledge, to be passed on, may be a Discernment of Spirits and a call to intercession and warfare, or both. The book encouraged me in the path that the Holy Spirit has me on. This book is an amazing instruction manual, which I recommend to anyone moving in the Gift of Discernment or is unsure if that is what the Holy Spirit is doing in his or her life. Thanks Helen, for a great tool! Eileen S I found this book extremely easy to read and I could easily relate to it, as I have been through those same experiences! I really don't feel so alone in this area now, as living in the country, you don't have the support and training like you get in the city. Excellent steps and keys are laid throughout the book. You cover all aspects and come back to the important key - Keeping Our Focus on God! THANK YOU ever so much for sharing this book with me. It will be one that I'll often refer to! Karen S ‘Unlocking The Gift Of Discernment’ is an excellent read for the novice who has recently discovered this gift… also a very helpful tool for those who already realise their gift and have operated in it for some time and want to enhance their knowledge of this gift. On a personal level, I found a number of insights very enlightening. The author shares many personal experiences that people would find easy to relate to on many levels. She has “put herself out there” as it were, even at the expense of leaving herself vulnerable to some extent, which I find is admirable. Overall, this is a concise, honest publication with many gems for those who genuinely want to grow in their gift of discernment. Mark N



Discernment of Spirits

Discernment of Spirits Author Jacques Guillet
ISBN-10 OCLC:1887780
Release 1970
Pages 114
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Discerning Spirits

Discerning Spirits Author Alexandra Clair
ISBN-10 0984705902
Release 2013-05
Pages 102
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How should we think about the supernatural? What happens when we have an experience we can't explain? This book looks at the Biblical context for Discerning Spirits, about exorcism and deliverance and how they are different. Alexandra Clair is the author of the Wood's End series. www.alexandraclair.com



The Discernment of Spirits in the Life of Ugandan Christians

The Discernment of Spirits in the Life of Ugandan Christians Author John Baptist Rubara Bashobora
ISBN-10 OCLC:65079964
Release 1989
Pages 127
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Discerning the Will of God

Discerning the Will of God Author Timothy M. Gallagher
ISBN-10 0824520335
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 10
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For everyone ready to make the shift from “What do I want for my life?” to “what does God want for my life?” In 10 lectures, filmed in the beautiful St. Clement's Shrine in Boston, Father Timothy Gallagher, presents a video guide for spiritual directors based on his bestselling titleDiscerning the Will of God. Using texts from St. Ignatius's Spiritual Exercises and real-life situations, Father Gallagher offers the spiritual director instruction on how to guide persons through the process of discernment, how to help them discern the movements of their hearts, and how to walk with them toward clarity regarding God's will. The insights offered throughout the series can be adapted to a wide range of decisions that persons may face in life. This DVD is also accompanied by a study guide, making it an ideal resource for all who want to discover where God is leading them, as well as for spiritual directors, retreat directors, and counselors.



God s Words Women s Voices

God s Words  Women s Voices Author Rosalynn Voaden
ISBN-10 0952973421
Release 1999
Pages 204
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An examination of awareness of the ecclesiastical doctrine of discretio spirituum, the means of testing whether visions were truly of divine origin, in the works of medieval women visionaries from Bridget of Sweden to Joan of Arc.