Taken from the book of the same title by DOM LORENZO SCUPOLI The Spiritual Combat is known as one of the greatest classics in ascetic theology, along. The Spiritual Combat. Dom Lorenzo Scupoli. Translated by. William Lester and Robert Paul Mohan. by Newman Bookshop, New York, US. This work is. Spiritual. Spiritual Combat. By Dom Lorenzo Scupoli . Gagliardi, but most critics however consider Fr. Lawrence Scupoli as the author of this famous treatise.

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Spiritual life consists rather in a sense of our weakness, loving God and hating ourselves, scupoil our own will with only the purpose of pleasing and loving Him and doing all that He should be loved and served by all. Spiritual Combat I really wanted to give this a rating of 3 at first bc I found at times this was difficult to understand.

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In in Venice the first edition of the work of his life was printed. It emphasizes also the boundless goodness of God, which is the cause of all good. At first it teaches that the sense of life is incessant fighting against egoistic longings and replacing them with sacrifice and charity. Michael Fighting the Devil by Guido Reni, circa Alex Rodarte rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Mar 21, Dianne rated it comnat was thw Shelves: In he was accused of breaking the rule.

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Nov 15, Maryann Masci rated it really liked it. Catholic Tradition is presenting here spirktual in installments of several per month until completed, for a total of 66 chapters [8 months].

Robert Treiber rated it liked it Feb 04, Scupoli in Padua himself. Lists with This Book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Great book aimed at fighting the vices in ones life! This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Everyone sins, and without the Grace of Christ we are powerless to resist it. Several 17th century editions were published under the name of the Spanish Benedictine, John of Castanzia.


Consider this—if the fury of your enemies is great, and their numbers overwhelming, the love which God holds for you is infinitely greater. Apr 11, Ryan rated it it was amazing.

There is a big focus on our own sinfulness and weakness and the necessity of turning to God and relying on Him alone. I will never stop reading this book.

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Thomas Aquinas—creating a rich synthesis that is digestible and approachable. At first it teaches that the sense of life is incessant fighting against egoistic l The Spiritual Combat by Dom Lorenzo Scupoli Illustrated: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Francis de Sales kept this book in his pocket for like fifteen or twenty years or something, and I can understand why.

Excellent book for spiritual growth.

The book itself is at once very practical but also centred entirely on advancement in the spiritual life. I’m not sure how it reads in Italian, but Scupoli as he is often rendered into English has a lot of long, winding sentences with lots of prepositional and parenthetical phrases that can sometimes make his meaning hard to follow.

Two main points from the book are distrusting in self and only trusting in God and doing everything with the simple intention of pleasing God. It did me, spirittual reader. Psiritual excellent, that St Francis de Sales kept this book on his person at all times and read from it daily. This boo A wonderfully thorough, practical guide to the spiritual life, focusing primarily on orienting oneself towards God and the cultivation of virtue and the avoidance of viceand on scupoki the tactics of the enemy to make us fall.

The author was a genius, the kind that can only be inspired by the grace of God and his book is a Catholic treasure and one of the greatest gifts God could have given any age, but most especially this benighted age which has lost its appreciation for the kind of simplicity necessary for sanctity. Just as a soldier carries a book combaat tactics which shows him how to engage the enemy in any given circumstance, so this book gives the Catholic practical advice about how to pray, how to practice the virtues, and how to avoid evil in one’s life.


Francis kept a copy on him constantly, reading small passages on a daily basis. This book was his spiritual handbook, and with an endorsement like that, who can argue that this book is a classic? He used to endure the injust accusations and punishments with humilitysacrificing the suffering for various intentions. Jan 25, Z rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Spiritual Combat apparently had quite an influence on St Francis de Sales, so the similarities do not surprise me.

The Spiritual Combat is known as one of the greatest classics in ascetic theology, along with The Imitation of Christ. Feb 08, Lisa rated it it was amazing. Patrick Reynolds rated it it was amazing Jan 06, The important thing is not to rely on our own good works or virtues, rather it is to rely on God with the same vigor that a baby relies on its parents for its basic needs.

I plan to re-read this again in the future. It emphasizes also the boundless goodness of God, which is the cause of all good. Finally he was exculpated from blame, but he had to wait for it almost till his death.

The Spiritual Combat

This work is lesser known that Thomas a Kempis’ Imitation of Christ, but in my eyes it is its equal in terms of quality, and perhaps its slight superior in terms of applicability for most non-monastic Christians. Kindle Editionpages. This page was last edited on 12 Aprilat Many who aspire to the spiritual life, being rather lovers of themselves than of that which is needful although indeed they know it notselect for the most part those practices which accord with their own taste, and neglect others which touch to the quick their natural inclinations and sensual appetites, to overcome which all reason demands that they should put forth their full strength.