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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Sabu Augustine rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Most chapters are very short, but packed with great snippets. Great spirigual aimed at fighting the vices in ones life! Lawrence Scupoli as the author of this famous treatise. Several 17th century editions were published under the name of the Spanish Benedictine, John of Castanzia. The book itself is at once very practical but also centred entirely on advancement in the spiritual life. Jan 25, Z rated it it was amazing Shelves: If your strength fails you, ask more from God.

At once it gained huge esteem and became a bestseller. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The author was a genius, the kind that can only be inspired by the grace of God and his book is a Catholic treasure and one of the greatest gifts God could have given any age, lorenz most especially this benighted age which has lost its appreciation for the kind of simplicity necessary for sanctity.

July Learn how and when to remove this template message. I have dog-eared, underlined, written notes, and prayed with this book ever since coming into full communion with the Catholic church. Siempre observo algo diferente y releerlo siempre me ayuda. He reminds the Christian that nobody should be surprised when he finds himself in sin.



Alex Rodarte rated it it was amazing Nov 26, This article does not cite any sources. What is bad originates from the human who rebels against God.

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. Return to Book Page. Beautiful, profound, intense, but not harsh.

Let the words sink in, and practice its good counsels as often as you can. Just like Introduction to the Devout Life, this book should most certainly be read yearly, at a minimum. Retrieved from ” https: And even though it was written years ago, it’s relevance today is still amazing.

The important thing is not to rely on our own good works or virtues, rather it is to rely on God with the same vigor that a baby relies on its parents for its basic needs. 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. Jan 11, Kevin rated it really liked it.

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This work is lesser known 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. I would highly recommend that all Christians read this book as frequently as lprenzo.


Consider this—if the fury of your enemies is great, and their numbers overwhelming, the love which God holds for you is infinitely greater.

Michael Fighting the Devil by Guido Reni, circa Truly incredible spiritual wisdom and riches. Just as a soldier carries a book of tactics which shows scuppoli how to engage the enemy in any given circumstance, so this book gives the Catholic practical advice about how to pray, how to practice the virtues, and how to avoid evil in one’s life. Scupoli pulls no punches in this book. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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Apr 11, Ryan rated it it was amazing. Robert Treiber rated it liked it Feb 04, sppiritual Lists with This Book. It is said St. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The Spiritual Combat

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In both cases the authors are shrouded in mystery. But it was also very mind boggling also and thought provoking. Great book about progressing in the spiritual life. llrenzo

In in Venice the first edition of the work of his life was printed. Lorenzo Lawrence Scupoli ca.

John Cassian, the spiritual insights of St.