The Spiritual Combat and a Treatise on Peace of the Soul
By Lawrence Scupoli.
The purpose is to lead the soul to the summit of spiritual perfection. What is meant by spiritual perfection? Spiritual perfection means knowing and loving God, despising and mastering in us all our evil inclinations, that we may be able to submit and abandon ourselves entirely to God, out of love for Him. “Spiritual Combat” is truly “a course of spiritual strategy” in which we learn how to conduct the fight against our evil tendencies. The detailed instructions given for a successful use of our faculties are especially characteristic of the Spiritual Combat’s strategy.
Impr 1945. 240 pg book