Adolphe Tanquerey, né le 1 mai à Blainville-sur-Mer, mort le 21 février à Aix-en-Provence, est un prêtre catholique sulpicien français, professeur de. speak as they once did. ‘Whatever happened to Adolphe. Tanquerey?’ (2) Perhaps the most notable external sign that something hap pened is that the last three. A French Sulpician, Adolphe Tanquerey was a one-time teacher at Old St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. Tanquerey was best known by priests and seminarians.

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The Spiritual Life by Fr. Published in English in The Spritual Life has established a reputation as undoubtedly the finest, most comprehensive and best-respected one-volume treatise on the spiritual life ever written.

Clear, thorough, easy to read, orthodox, authoritative, beautifully organized, logically developed, lively and practical, the book covers the whole field of spirituality. Thomas Aquinas, as well as other great Saints and spiritual writers of all ages.

In his own words, he covers “the teachings commonly received in the Church,” with little space given to disputed questions. His approach, moreover, is based on the solid judgment that dogma leads to devotion, that it is the foundation of ascetical theology, which naturally flows out of it.

The Spiritual Life was written primarily for priests and seminarians, but also for religious and the laity who “are seeking to live a thoroughly Christian life.

It is so comprehensive and easy to read and use that it belongs in every Catholic’s library. Containing 1, numbered sections, it covers every aspect of the spiritual life and is a book that explains each subject so well that it has been in steady demand since it first appeared. For the author “tells it like it is,” straightforwardly, with no embellishment and in a trustworthy, common-sense style that engenders total confidence in his absolute mastery of this enti. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. For any serious person looking to learn about mystical theology. This author is awesome and right on in his writings.

This book adolpue a must for home and religious libraries. Tanquerey is a classic. Very good book, very helpful. Must read books if you wish to fill your soul with good food The Spiritual Life is tanqueey a treatise on how to know God.

It covers instructions from beginners to those walking with our Lord all their lives. And, it is written by a man blessed with priestly ordination who has taught at the seminary level for most of his priestly life.

Anyone looking for the ABCs of the life of true Catholic spirituality should get this one on his bookshelf. A Catholic priest recommended The Spiritual Life to me. The book is both a great guide to Christian Mysticism, and to the Catholic faith.

The descriptions of the spiritual journeys of various saints described in the book are fascinating. This book is simply a must have for the spiritual life. It is long but it is definately worth the read. One reason this book is set above others is that it goes through all the doctrinal and dogmatic foundations of the spiritual life giving us the reasons why we should serve and love God.

The author says himself that he doesn’t think a work on the spiritual life should omit a review of what exactly God has done for us.

Also placing himself on solid dogmatic grounds the author avoids falling into subjectivism or a undue focus on ourself. This is the first and shortest part of the book. Secondly the author goes in depth to the three ways.


That is, the purgative, the illuminative, and the adllphe. He thoroughly treats all of them so you can get plenty of help in the one that you may happen to be in, but you will also learn to look forward to what may come. It is, of course, important to know what you are working towards in addition to knowing what to do in your present state.

The author treats just about everything imaginable in the spiritual life. Although he does quote many others and has a very wide knowledge of spiritual authors.

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The author also maintains the traditional teaching on the spiritual life: The modern era has made achieving various “mental states” as perfection. This is of course very wrong. This book will help you to tanqureey in tanquuerey for God.

Whether you acieve any extraordinary gifts is God’s decision. God’s free gifts cannot be attained by any “technique”. Finally I would recommend this book because it not only only inflames your will with a desire to love God and serve Him as some books do, it also give real concrete steps to achieve this.

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