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Author: Rodrâiguez, Alfonso, 1526-1616.
Title: The Christian mans guide. Wherein are contayned two treatises. The one shewing vs the perfection of our ordinary workes. The other the purity of intention we ought to haue in all our actions. Both composed in Spanish by the R.F. Alfonsus Rodriguez of the Society of Iesus. Translated into English.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The Christian mans guide. Wherein are contayned two treatises. The one shewing vs the perfection of our ordinary workes. The other the purity of intention we ought to haue in all our actions. Both composed in Spanish by the R.F. Alfonsus Rodriguez of the Society of Iesus. Translated into English.
Rodrâiguez, Alfonso, 1526-1616., Matthew, Tobie, 1577-1655,

[Saint-Omer: George Seutin], Permissu Superiorum, M.DC.XXX [1630]
Alternate titles: Ejercicio de perfección y virtudes cristianas. Part 1. Treatise 2-3. English Ejercicio de perfección y virtudes cristianas. Part 1. Treatise 2-3. Treatise of modesty and silence.
Notes:
A translation, by Sir Tobie Matthew, of part 1, treatises 2-3 of: Ejercicio de perfección y virtudes cristianas.
Printer's name and place of publication from STC.
Leaf [2d]*1 is a separate title page, with same imprint, reading: The third treatise of the right and pure intention, with which we ought to doe our actions. Composed in Spanish by the R.F. Alfonsus Rodrigues of the Society of Iesus. Translated into English.
The second treatise is called the 'third' and is a reissue of part of STC 21149.5, first published ca. 1630 with title, A treatise of modesty and silence--STC.
Signatures: *4 A-E *4 F-L M4.
Some print show-through and some pages stained, affecting legibility.
Reproduction of the original in the Union Theological Seminary (New York, N. Y.). Library.
Subject terms:
Perfection -- Early works to 1800.
Christian life -- Catholic authors -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A10876.0001.001

Contents
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THE PREFACE TO THE READER.
A TABLE OF THE CHAPTERS CONTAINED In these two Treatises.
A TREATISE OF THE PERFECTION of our ordinary Actions.
How all our spirituall profit and perfections consists in the well doing of our workes. CHAP. 1.
How it ought greatly to incourage vs, to the attaining of perfection, that God hath constituted it in the performance of easy things. CHAP. II.
VVherein the goodnes and perfection of our workes consists: and some meanes to performe them well. CHAP. III.
Of an other meanes to do our Actions well, which is so to performe them, as if we had nothing els besides to do. CHAP. IIII.
An other means to do our Actions well, which it so to performe each on, as if it were the last thing we were to doe. CHAP. V.
Of another meanes to do our Actions well, which is to take care only for the pre∣sent. CHAP. VI.
Of another means, which is to accustome our selues to do our Actions well. CHAP. VII.
Of how great importance it is that Religious men do not growe remisse and slacke in the way of vertue. CHAP. VIII.
How much it imports Nouices to bestow the tyme of their Nouiciat well, and to accu∣stome themselues then to do their Actions well. CHAP. IX.
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THE THIRD TREATISE OF THE RIGHT AND PVRE INTENTION, With which we ought to do our Actions.
That we ought principally to shune all vaine glory in our Actions. CHAP. I.
Wherein the hurt and mischiefe of vaine Glory doth consist. CHAP. II.
Of the hurt and domage which vaine Glory bringes along with it. CHAP. III.
That the tentation of vaine Glory doth not only assault those who are new beginners, but also such who make progresse in Vertue. CHAP. IIII.
Of the particular care which they ought to haue of vayne glory, who are to imploy themselues to assist and helpe their Neighbour. CHAP. V.
Of certaine other remedyes a∣gaynst Vayne Glory. CHAP. VII.
Of the good end & intention, which we ought to haue in all our Actions. CHAP. VII.
How we may doe our actions with great rectitude and purity of Intention CHAP. VIII.
How we are not so much to lay the fault of those distractions and spirituall hinderan∣ces which we find in our selues som∣times, on our exterior occupati∣ons, as on our not performing them as we ought. CHAP. IX.
How good and profitable it is, to doe our A∣ctions in the foresayd manner. CHAP. X.
A MORE EXPRESSE DECLARATION of the vprightnes, and purity of inten∣tion with which we are to do our Actions. CHAP. XI.
Of some signes by which we may know, whe∣ther we doe our actions purely for the loue of God, or seeke our selues in them. CHAP. XII.
HOVV VVE ARE TO INCREASE AND go forwards, in vprightnes and purity of intention. CHAP. XIII.
Three degrees of perfection, by which we may ascend and arriue vnto great pu∣rity of intention, and to a high and perfect loue of God. CHAP. XIIII.