Spiritual Exercises: Theory 2

Spiritual Exercises: Theory 2
Starts from:Tue, July 31, 2018 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Campus Location

175 Royal Parade,Parkville,Victoria,Australia

Course Feature
  • PRE-REQUISITES DD8221J / DD8229J Spiritual Exercises: Theory 1
Class Description

DD8231J is the face-to-face class

DD8239J is the online class (Online students will be able to view the lectures 24 hours after the Tuesday evening class, videos available on ARK).

Building on the unit DD8221J or DD8229J Spiritual Exercises: Theory 1, the student will focus their knowledge of the Spiritual Exercises.  In this unit the student will use biblical and theological interpretative frameworks to explore the history of the Spiritual Exercises and focused topics in depth.


Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:

  1. articulate a detailed knowledge within a focused area of the history, theory, context and content of the Spiritual Exercises;
  2. demonstrate a theologically and scripturally informed knowledge of particular dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises;
  3. analyse a focused aspect of the Spiritual Exercises in light of foundational Ignatian themes;
  4. apply an appropriate theoretical framework for personal discernment and decision-making.


Professor Brendan Byrne SJ

Professor Gerald O’Collins SJ

Rev Dr John Martis SJ

Deborah Kent


Tuesday evenings in Semester 2

First class commences on 31st July 2018


5:30pm to 8:30pm, Tuesday evening during Semester 2


Jesuit College of Spirituality, 175 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052

Nadal Classroom


For academic credit                       $2,400

Not for academic credit                $1,200


Coogan, Michael David, Marc Zvi Brettler, Carol A. Newsom, and Pheme Perkins, The New Oxford Annotated Bible: New Revised Standard Version: with the Apocrypha: An Ecumenical Study Bible. Oxford [England]: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Fleming, David L., Draw Me into your Friendship: The Spiritual Exercises, St. Louis, MO: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 1996.

Ivens, Michael, Understanding the Spiritual Exercises, Surrey, UK: Inigo Enterprises, 1998.


  • Brendan Byrne SJ


    Brendan Byrne, SJ, taught New Testament for over three decades at Jesuit Theological College, Parkville, Victoria. While the chief focus of his academic research has been upon the Letters of Paul, especially Romans, he has published works for wider audien...

  • Gerald O’Collins SJ


    Gerald is author or co-author of seventy books and innumerable articles. Gerald began publishing on The Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola by co-editing a best-selling edition of Anthony de Mello’s lectures on the Exercises, Seek God Everywhere (...

  • Deborah Kent


    Deborah Kent is the Head of College (and CEO) of Jesuit College of Spirituality. Deborah comes to JCS from Siena College where she was the Deputy Principal of Mission and Catholic Identity, following a diverse career in teaching, journalism and business. ...