[Autom. eng. transl.] The Treatise on Divine Contemplation by Thomas of Jesus (1564-1627), a Carmelite theologian of Teresian inspiration, written in Spanish, was published posthumously in 1675 in French. Carmelite and Thomist tradition in the seventeenth century. This edition of the Treaty of Divine Contemplation is the first Italian translation and has an introduction that examines existing manuscripts that contain parts of the treaty. Both ancient and medieval theological and philosophical sources of the treatise are studied, which are highlighted in the notes of the text that place it in its time, but show its perennial relevance in the explanation of the mystical path. In the treatise there is a reflection on the contemplative life that places at the center the contemplation acquired as a significant moment of the mystical journey and as the effect of the love and union of the soul with God, which reaches its culmination in mystical theology, secret knowledge, but at the same time loving that refines spiritual tastes. In the comparison that Thomas of Jesus proposes between the spiritual man and the philosophers, the novelty of the text appears which is the search for a unity that overcomes fragmentation and allows the philosopher, the theologian, but also the spiritual person to encounter the peculiar language of mysticism and to be part of an itinerary, which in its various degrees solicits that mystic which is hidden in every man and which can find in this text a means to be awakened.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Treatise on divine contemplation|
|Number of pages||201|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|