St. Ignatius the Mystic

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St. Ignatius the Mystic

  • Boston College
12 Lectures (4 CDs)
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Taught by one of the world’s leading experts on Christian mysticism, this stunning course reveals the powerful mysticism that inspired St. Ignatius and the charism he introduced.

Your award-winning professor, Boston College’s Fr. Harvey D. Egan, S.J., earned his theology doctorate under Karl Rahner. St. Ignatius the Mystic is the apex of his 50-year scholarly and devotional exploration of Christian mysticism. You will find this 12-lecture audio course both highly informative and spiritually uplifting.

Fr. Egan will take you beyond Ignatius’s pragmatic successes in asceticism and spirituality, reminding you of Ignatius’s forgotten contributions to the Christian mystical tradition. Setting aside the general view of Ignatius as a man of action, a reformer, and a man of organizational genius, you will also come to see him as a mystic of breathtaking profundity.

For Fr. Egan, the notion of a mystical Ignatius is deep-seated and highly personal. As a young Jesuit, he had a transformative retreat experience with the Exercises. Later, as a doctoral student of Karl Rahner, he wrote a dissertation that translated the mystical wisdom of Ignatius of Loyola into a contemporary framework. Today, Fr. Egan cites Ignatius of Loyola as “the mystic whom I know best and who has most influenced my life.”

Now, it is your turn to discover the beautiful ideas that  mark Ignatius as a mystic in the long and sumptuous Christian tradition. Through melodic meaningful words, this series demonstrates that his apostolic successes are the enigmatic expressions and sacramental embodiments of his radical mysticism, communicated to all dimensions of human existence. You will treasure this course.


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Topic Titles
Topic Titles
  • Ignatius Loyola: Caricature and Reality
  • Foundational Mystical Events
  • A Mysticism of the Triune God
  • A Mysticism of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
  • A Mysticism of Jesus Christ
  • A Mediator Mysticism
  • An Ecclesial Mysticism
  • A Priestly and Eucharistic Mysticism
  • A Mysticism of Discernment
  • A Mysticism of Reverential Love
  • Unusual Mystical Phenomena
  • Ignatius Loyola: an Apostolic Mystic
About Your Presenter

Fr. Harvey D. Egan, S.J., D.Theol., is a leading expert on Christian mysticism and the thought of Karl Rahner. He is Emeritus Professor of Systematic and Mystical Theology at Boston College, where he taught for forty years. He previously taught at the College of the Holy Cross and Santa Clara University. Fr. Egan received his doctorate of theology under the direction of Karl Rahner from Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Germany, and he is the recipient of the Robert H. Goddard Distinguished Alumni Award from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

He is the author of several books, including Soundings in the Christian Mystical Tradition (Liturgical Press, 2010), Karl Rahner: Mystic of Everyday Life (Crossroad, 1998), An Anthology of Christian Mysticism (Liturgical Press, 1991), and Christian Mysticism: The Future of a Tradition (Pueblo Publishing, 1984). Fr. Egan has also translated many writings by Karl Rahner, and he has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and entries in anthologies.

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