Discerning God's Will: Ignatius of Loyola's Teaching on Christian Decision Making - Hardcover *** OUT OF PRINT ***
Fr. Jules J. Toner brings more than 35 years’ experience in spiritual counseling, directing retreats, and conducting workshops on Ignatian spiritual discernment to this collection of essays. Discerning God’s Will explains the theology of discernment that St. Ignatius forged in his own mind, then used to shape his own practice and his directives to others. “What I am principally striving to achieve in this work is not to move the reader to seek God’s will or even to interest those who are not already interested in Ignatian discernment,” writes Toner. “Rather, I am striving to reach as accurate an understanding as I possibly can of what Ignatius said.” This volume comprises 16 chapters on topics such as “The Limits of Discerning God’s Will” and “The Essential Conditions for Sound Discernment of God’s Will” as well as appendices that include interpretations of Ignatian discernment by theologians Karl Rahner and Thomas Green. It is a companion book to Fr. Toner’s previous A Commentary on Saint Ignatius’ Rules for the Discernment of Spirits.