First published in 1548, the Spritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola have been a seminal influence in Christian spirituality over the succeeding centuries.
Their fruits can be seen in the almost incredibel achievements of generation after generation of Jesuit Missionaries, preachers and teachers working in many different cultures across the inhabited world, all of whom had received their formation through the Spiritual Exercises.
Today the Spiritual Exercises and the tradition of spirituality that they represent are perhaps more popular than ever. This clasic text of the sixteenth century still has a part to play.
This edition of the Spiritual Exercises presents a contemporary translation by Michael Ivens, a noted authority on the text and author of the best-selling commentary 'Understanding the Spiritual Exercises'. Combining scholarly accuracy and a clear attractive style, here is a definitive translation for the beginning of the twenty-first century.