Spiritual Exercises: Theory 1

Spiritual Exercises: Theory 1
Starts from:Tue, February 27, 2018 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Campus Location

175 Royal Parade,Parkville,Victoria,Australia

Course Feature
  • KEY LECTURERS Professor Brendan Byrne SJ | Professor Gerald O'Collins SJ
Class Description

DD8221J is the face-to-face class

DD8229J is the online class (Online students will be able to view the lectures 48 hours after the Tuesday evening class, videos available on ARK).

In this unit the student will explore the theory, context, content and dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises, using biblical and theological interpretative frameworks.


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

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


Professor Brendan Byrne SJ

Professor Gerald O’Collins SJ

Rev Dr John Martis SJ

Deborah Kent


Tuesday evenings in Semester 1

First class commences on 27th February 2018


5:30pm to 8:30pm, Tuesday evening during Semester 1


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, UK: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Ignatius, Joseph A. Munitiz, Philip Endean, and Ignatius. Personal Writings: Reminiscences, Spiritual Diary, Select Letters Including the Text of The Spiritual Exercises. London, UK: Penguin Books, 1996.

Vatican Council II: The Conciliar Documents, ed. A. Flannery, Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1975.

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.

Tetlow, Joseph. Choosing Christ in the World: Directing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. St. Louis, MO: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 2000.

Tylenda, Joseph N. A Pilgrim’s Journey: The Autobiography of St. Ignatius Loyola, revised ed. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2001.


  • 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. ...