11) At the same time, he concurred with Jerome that virginity and the chastity of continence are ways of Christian ascetical
practice superior to the chastity of marriage.
do something to convince the clergy (especially the younger among them), ordination candidates, and perhaps some others, of the importance of basing their study of modern psychology upon a solid foundation of moral and ascetical
theology and at the same time of translating ancient formulations of these latter sciences into terms of a truly scientific knowledge of the human psyche and its processes.
Beuno's and of his ascetical
principles derived from Ignatian spirituality with its ideal of seeing God in all things.
Theologian Richard Gaillardetz has captured this view of marriage well by describing marriage as an ascetical
First, alongside classic themes which were in the first volume of the Dictionary such as ascetical
theology, mystical theology and spiritual theology, the New Dictionary includes ground-breaking entries on a wide range of contemporary themes and metaphors.
These include the healing that takes place through prayer, ascetical
practices, and the charisms of healing; through sacraments and healing services; through a combination of medical and spiritual, social and systemic approaches; and through sensing the sustaining presence of the Holy Spirit, even when we accept and continue to struggle with illness and traumas.
Romero's doctoral degree was in ascetical
Alexander Golitzin, Marquette University theologian, discusses "The Violent Take It by Force: Martial Imagery in the Eastern Christian Ascetical
Dombrowski claims that Thoreau's diet "seems to have been a part of his ascetical
desire to purify the soul" (28).
First, it embodies a classic ascetical
strategy for applying formulaic principles to intended actions.
There are interior ascetical
practices: control of thoughts, struggle against gluttony, lust, avarice, anger, boredom, vainglory, pride, and acedia (i.