How to see the Holy Spirit, Angels, and Demons
ARE GOD, ANGELS, AND DEMONS REALLY INVISIBLE? Or can the spirits be seen with human eyes. through the lens of Church Ethics? The gift of discerning of spirits is indispensible to the study of church ethics.
Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), wrote two sets of Rules for Discerning of Spirits in his Spiritual Exercises in the early I500's.
- He taught how the church can receive from God the gift to see otherwise invisible angels, demons, and the Holy Spirit.
- A four-step Ignatian “pneumato-ethical method” is developed, which any analyst can follow to see the spirits, by consolation / desolation, consent, manifestation, and pneumato-ethics. This method revolutionizes how we study ecclesiology. soteriology, missiology / worid religions. liturgy, worship, Eucharist, hermeneutics, homiletics, pastoral counseling, church history, and politics.
‘The spirits are not invisible at all. They can be clearly discerned through the lens of ecclesial ethics.
"Klingenschmitt offers a rare opportunity for the ecumenical community to renew the understanding and the practices of spiritual discernment in the church. ihe historical and theological context of Ignatius of Lovola anticipates many concerns of contemporary ecclesiology and ethics regarding the still uncharted pneumatological foundations of the way Christians can discern the spirits"
Interim Associate Dean for Academics & Associate Professor of Systematic ‘theology,
Regent University, School of Divinity
"In this book, Klingenschmitt attempt something unusual but potentially significant for the church. Drawing heavily on the rich writings of Ignatius of Loyola, he explores important connections between spiritual practices and ethical conduct, especially in ecclesial settings. Klingenschmitt’s discussion invites serious reflection on the manifold work of the Spirit.”
Professor, School of Divinity, Regent University
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