Escritas no idioma italiano pelo veneravel padre D. Lourenco Scupoli, clerigo regular, e agora novamente traduzidas em Portuguez pelo padre D.Agora reimpresso acusta de Antonio Joze. (62), 224, 239, (1)pp. Octavo, bound in beautiful full dark brown Portuguese morocco, richly gilt in the rococo style, with a large central circle made up of small tools, ornamented in successive circular patterns with other tools, with fan patterns occupying the corners of the boards, spine also gilt-tooled, all surfaces showing more gilding than leather, a. Marbled endleaves; a very well preserved binding, no repairs, text leaves age toned, 6 1/4 x 4 in.
Previous owners PAW label- from library of bibliophile Peter Wick, no writing in text. Slight edge Loss to pages 49, 55, 67, 77 Overall good condition, some page browning. Written in Italian language by the venerable priest Don Lorenzo Scupoli , regular cleric translated into Portuguez by Father Thomas D.
Portuguese translation of the perdurable sixteenth-century manual on moral conduct and spiritual ideals, here in a particularly spirited, even eccentric, rococo fan binding. Stamp Casa da Sagrada Familia, Lisboa on half-title. As pictured Some decorative woodcuts. In 1589 in Venice the first edition of the work of his life was printed.At once it gained huge esteem and became a bestseller. During the first 20 years it was published 60 times and translated into German, Latin, French, English and Spanish.
Next there were made Portuguese, Croatian, Polish, Armenian, Greek (by Nicodemus the Hagiorite), Arabian and Japanese versions. In the 19th century, Russian monk Theophanes paraphrased it, writing The Invisible Fight, a book which had big influence on the Orthodox Church.
The Combat is a practical manual of living. At first it teaches that the sense of life is incessant fighting against egoistic longings and replacing them with sacrifice and charity. The one who does not do this loses, and suffers in Hell; the one who does it, trusting not in his own, but God's power, triumphs and is happy in Heaven. The work of Scupoli analyses various usual situations and advises how to cope with them, preserving a pure conscience and improving virtue. It emphasizes also the boundless goodness of God, which is the cause of all good.
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