4.19.06 - The Autobiography of St. Ignatius Loyola...

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The Autobiography of St. Ignatius Loyola 4.19.2006 Acta- acts of god carried out by the chosen No reference to any of the major event occurring Its after a moral more than a historical truth Epideictic- o saved for commemorative situations o Showing them in the best light o About moral persuasion Text used for 2 things o Used internally for society- wanted to reaffirm his sense of location o Used as an important recruitment tool Minimum age for the society of Jesus is 14 Minimum acceptance age is 19 Jesuits recruits o Supposed to sign on a life without family, sex… Social conversion as well as spiritual The text is an instrument for teaching how to live Ignatius problem is vainglory(pride and vanity in the sense of futile) o Hopeless, futile, doomed The ideal mans qualities should not be praised according to the text o Crisis of masculinity Later on presented as an opportunity in order to turn his life around o Undergoes a number of painful surgeries in order to look good
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