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Who Said That?

"The writings of Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556), especially `Rules for the Discernment of Spirits' contained in his Spiritual Exercises, exhibit a care, a depth of insight, and a profundity of guidance about the inner life that is completely off the radar screen among contemporary Evangelicals. We neglect this literature at the cost of our own impoverishment."

Leave your guess in the comments section.  Please, no google searches or cheating.  The whole point is to make a guess!

Reader Comments (25)

"Living Spiritual Teacher" Richard Foster
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdsanger
Evangelicals ignore Loyola --- at their peril. My best friend from college, solid Baptist preachers kid, "fell in among Jesuits" in the Army, and joined the Church of Rome. His arguments post conversion are mostly based on authority.

Who said this? Sounds like a modern. Some one of the new evangelical synergistic spiritual dilettantes.

Which one? Dunno. I've got enough reading to do without looking at their stuff.
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
Some new age "spiritual formation" guru. Take your pick!
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLeon Cunningham
Joel Osteen?
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRubeRad
Sounds like an Evangelical in the CET crowd, maybe even J.I. Packer?
Certainly if you're going to read something Catholic, you could do much worse than Ignatius Loyola (Louis de Montfort, for one). But that might just be four years at Catholic University talking...
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCoyle
This is the not so new "new super-spirituality" that Francis Schaeffer talked about in the 70's and 80's. Anything that turns us inward should warn us right away- isn't it ironic that they call it "discernment of spirits?" We are easily swayed if we do not have the protection of our historical creeds and catechisms of the faith. Some very smart people buy into this stuff- this never ceases to amaze me.

How about Brian McLaren or one of the leading emergents.
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Yeazel
The Internet Monk
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLes Bollinger

Joel is a legalist and is not allowed to use the word "impoverishment," nor properly contemplate the inner life, nor use words with more than two syllables. Something tells me we can rule him out.
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
Come on Zrim- cut the sarcasm- don't you know that that is unappealing and negative.
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Yeazel
Richard Foster
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBarks
Don Whitney
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJames
Dallas Willard
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDave B.
Sounds like Richard Foster.
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterreg
richard foster
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteraaron
Francis Beckwith? I have no idea, really, but he was a big conversion story. He might say something like this.
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick
Perhaps it's J.P. Moreland. I don't know much about Willard, but it could be him. Couldn't it be any of a few professors at Biola?
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
Richard Foster
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNeal P.
I was given a Richard Foster book as a gift.

It is currently unread. Should it stay that way?
November 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhil B
I would use it(the Richard Foster book) for a bonfire! Or simply throw it in the trash.
November 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVJ
Sounds Foster-ish. I remember flicking through Celebration of Discipline, and thinking it was all rather silly. That was before I'd even heard of the word Pietism.
November 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Walker

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