Lesson 1: Assignments and Readings

Reading Assignments

Jordan Aumann, O.P., Spiritual Theology (Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor, 1980), Chapter Two: “The Goal of Our Striving.”

Possible Writing Assignments

1. What is meant by the glory of God when said about the Holy Trinity? What is meant by the glory of God when the term is used with reference to the goal of the spiritual life?

2. Define the terms salvation and sanctification in such a way as to bring out both some of the distinctions between them and their relation to one another as goals of the spiritual life.

Suggested Readings

Paul M. Quay, S.J., The Mystery Hidden for Ages in God (New York: Peter Lang, 1995), Chapter Three: “The Inner Structure of Uncreated Love.”


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