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Fr. Jerome Neyrey, SJ
Seeing, listening and considering in the imagination, then, seem to be an essential part of learning to know and follow Jesus.
New Book by Fr. Jerome Neyrey, SJ, Imagines Jesus in His Own Culture

Dec. 17, 2018 - This year, prolific author and educator, Fr. Jerome H. Neyrey, SJ, published a new book Imagining Jesus in His Own Culture: Creating Scenarios of the Gospel for Contemplative Prayer. Deeply rooted in Ignatian Spirituality, the book is an exercise of the contemplative imagination, with the aim of better understanding Jesus in the context of his own cultural and historical moment.

With a foreword by Douglas E. Oakman, author and professor of religion at the Pacific Lutheran University, the book is an exercise in the imaginative prayer promoted by St. Ignatius. Fr. Neyrey writes, “Seeing, listening and considering in the imagination, then, seem to be an essential part of learning to know and follow Jesus.”

“Neyrey organizes much of his book around the contemplations in the Second, Third, and Fourth Week of Ignatius Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises, in which Ignatius encourages the exercitant to ‘imagine’ scenes from Jesus’s life,” Fr. Michael Tueth, SJ, professor emeritus of Fordham University, said, “making the book a valuable companion for anyone engaging in the Exercises.”

Imagining Jesus in His Own Culture is available through Amazon and Wipf and Stock Publishers.

Father Neyrey is a renowned scholar and the author of more than a dozen books, primarily on scripture. He earned his Ph.D. in Scripture from Yale and taught at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Mass. And at the University of Notre Dame. He also served as retreat director at Our Lady of the Oaks in Grand Coteau, La. He is now a writer in residence and pastoral minister in St. Louis. 





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