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Becoming a New Self: Practices of Belief in Early Modern Catholicism

Moshe Sluhovsky


Early Christian monastic spiritual practices of self-formation became increasingly popular in late medieval and early modern Catholicism. Now, for the first time in the history of Christian spirituality, religious orders, first and foremost among them Franciscans and Jesuits, trained devout people, men and women, lay and religious, in practices of meditation, introspection, and subjectivization. Thousands, if not ten of thousands of lay people now acquired techniques of self examination that enabled them to pursue life goals and transform themselves. The book examines four of the major spiritu ... More

Keywords: Spiritual Exercises, subjecthood, subjectivization, Society of Jesus, techniques, self-formation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226472850
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226473048.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Moshe Sluhovsky, author
Hebrew University of Jerusalem