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In Spiritual Theology Father Jordan Aumann dispels the common misconception that ascetical and mystical theology is for the select few. He reminds us that “the real purpose of the study of the spiritual life is not to produce scholars but to form holy Christians.”

Basing much of his work on St. Thomas Aquinas, St. John of the Cross, and St. Teresa, Father Aumann proves that
Published June 1st 1980 by Bloomsbury T&T Clark
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Jeff Miller
Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
From time to time on Patrick Madrid’s Open Line show on EWTN or as part of Catholic Answers I have heard him refer callers to a book named Spiritual Theology (Stagbooks)by Father Jordan Aumann, O.P. So I started to look around for it. This book being published in 1980 is not readily available and so is rather pricey in either new or in used condition. I happened to come across that they have this book available online at and so I downloaded each chapter and created an ebook of it ...more
Kevin Harms
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Father Aumann provides the best, systematic reference of practical knowledge to aid the Catholic along what St. Teresa calls the "Way of Perfection" - the journey towards sanctity, salvation and union with God. The book compiles and presents the wisdom of the Church and Saints, primarily St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, regarding the tool and techniques to increase in virtue, to know God and to conform with His will. I cannot recommend the book highly enough; ho ...more
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
I had to download this one to my Nook as an epub file. Those are not always the greatest versions- lots of typo types of mistakes. Despite all that, there is still much to take from this book. I was introduced to Fr. Aumann's writing through a short reflection in a recent Magnificat. He offers sound spiritual advice and much food for spiritual thought. This one I will probably find myself going back to every now and again. ...more
Included in the "Spiritual Reading" section of Fr. John McCloskey's 100-book Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan. ...more
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I use this as a textbook.
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Fr. Aumann made his profession of vows as a Dominican Friar in 1939 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1945.

Fr. Jordan Aumann, O.P. was Director of the Institute of Spirituality at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He was also a Consultor for the Sacred Congregation for the Clergy and Catechetics and likewise a Consultor for the Sacred Congregation for Evangelization.


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