March 2017: New Companion to Jesuit Mysticism

Brill has published A Companion to Jesuit Mysticism, edited by Robert Maryks, a collection of thirteen essays on the mystical tradition of the Society of Jesus. According to Brill, this tradition is a “somewhat neglected aspect of Jesuit historiography.” Several key figures in the Jesuit mystical tradition are examined, from Baltasar Álvarez to Louis Lallemant to Hugo Makibi Enomiya-Lassalle.


In addition to an introduction by Maryks, the volume contains the following chapters:

  • The Mysticism of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, by Darcy Donahue
  • A Controversial Mystic: Father Baltasar Álvarez, by Manuel Ruiz Jurado, S.J.
  • The Mystical Theology of Luis de la Puente, by Rady Roldán-Figueroa
  • Achille Gagliardi and the Northern Mystics, by Rob Faesen, translated by John Arblaster and edited by Timothy Page
  • Louis Lallemant and his Doctrine spirituelle: Myths and Facts, by Tibor Bartók, S.J.
  • Mysticism as an Existential Crisis: Jean-Joseph Surin, by Moshe Sluhovsky
  • Claude La Colombière (1641–82), Marguerite-Marie Alacoque (1647–90), and Devotion to the Sacred Heart, by William P. O’Brien, S.J.
  • Jean-Pierre de Caussade and the Caussadian Corpus, by Wendy M. Wright
  • Science as a Mystical Quest: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, by François Euvé, S.J.
  • “The Witness to These Witnesses”: Henri Bremond, by François Trémolières
  • Henri de Lubac (1896–1991) and Contemporary Mystical Theology, by Andrew Prevot
  • Karl Rahner (1904–84) and His Mystical Theology, by Harvey D. Egan, S.J.
  • Hugo M. Enomiya-Lassalle: Zen-Enlightenment and Christianity, by Ursula Baatz


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