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Books to Buy
Students are not required to buy these texts, but they are responsible for having a copy for their sole use during the course. The Library provides a book exchange for students to pass on books they no longer need to other students, and is located in the library office. Please consider donating gently used textbooks. Identify any book to be dropped off for the swap so that they can be marked. Donation to the swap is not necessary to take books from it.
- Teresa of Avila
The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila, Volume 2
Instructor Comment: From this volume, we will be reading “the Interior Castle.”
- John of the Cross
The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross
Instructor Comment: From this volume, we will be reading “The Spiritual Canticle.”
- Andre Ravier
St. Francis de Sales: Sage and Saint
De Sales Resource and Ministries
Instructor Comment: Available at a reasonable price from this website
- Jordan Aumann
Recommended texts are those from which not enough reading assignments are drawn to warrant asking students to provide their own copies or those that instructors think will enhance a student’s appreciation of the subject matter of the course. Any reading assignments drawn from these texts will be available on reserve.
- Sample Recommended Text Here
Below are links to required or recommended texts available in an electronic format. For physical reserve items, please refer to the course syllabus.
Kempis, Imitation of Christ
Life of Saint Teresa
Origen, Exhortation to Martyrdom
Ratzinger, Behold the Pierced One
Ratzinger, Holy Spirit as Communio: Concerning the Relationship of Pneumatology and Spirituality in Augustine
St Benedict, Rule for Monks
St Bonaventure, Tree of Life (1 of 2 and 2 of 2)
St Catherine, A Treatise of Prayer
St Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life
St John of the Cross, Introduction to the Spiritual Canticle
St John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope
St Therese, Story of a Soul
St Thomas, Summa Theologica II-II 82
St Thomas, Summa Theologica II-II 85