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Austin, Nicholas (2016) Spirituality and Virtue in Christian Formation: A Conversation between Thomistic and Ignatian Traditions. New Blackfriars, 97 (1068), pp. 202-217. [Journal Article]

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    This paper reflects on Christian formation, the growth of the disciple into the image of Christ, from two traditions, the Thomistic and Ignatian. The Thomistic tradition offers a rich theological theory of virtue, but seems to require a more convincing narrative of how ‘infused’ virtue develops in the Christian life. The Ignatian tradition offers a more experiential spirituality, but today needs to explain how spiritual experience can be lived out. It is argued that the two traditions can be seen as mutually complementary, and that, by understanding the relation of virtue to the practice of spiritual discernment, a fuller account of Christian formation is possible.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: New Blackfriars
    Keywords: Virtue, Infused virtue, Discernment, Spirituality, Formation
    Department: Pastoral and Social Studies
    Depositing User: Vicky Rowley
    Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2015 17:16
    Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018 21:30
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/2255

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