|Author:||Rodríguez, Alfonso, 1526-1616.|
|Title:||A treatise of humilitie.: Published by E.D. parson (sequestred.)|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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A treatise of humilitie.: Published by E.D. parson (sequestred.)
Rodríguez, Alfonso, 1526-1616., E. D., W. B.
London: Printed for Thomas Johnson at the Golden Key in S. Pauls Church-yard, 1654.
|Alternate titles:||Ejercicio de perfección y virtudes cristianas. English|
To the Reader.
A TREATISE OF THE VERTUE OF HƲMILITY.
CHAP: I. Of the excellency of the vertue of Humi∣lity, and of the need we have thereof.
CHAP. II. That Humility is the foundation of all vertue.
CHAP. III. Wherein it is declared more partieularly how humility is the foundation of all vertues, and this is done by discoursing of the cheif of them.
CHAP: IIII. Of the particular necessity which they have of this vertue, who professe to procure the salvation of their neigh∣bours souls.
CHAP. V. Of the first degree of Humility, which is for a man to think meanly of himself.
CHAP. VI. Of the knowledg of a mans self, which is the root, and the necessary and only means for the obtaining of Hu∣mility.
CHAP: VII. Of a most principal means for a mans knowing himself, and obteining Humility, which is the con∣sideration of his sins.
CHAP: VIII. How we are to exercise our selves in the knowledge of what we are, that so we may not be dejected or dismaid.
CHAP. IX. Of the great benefit, and profit, which grows by this exercise of a mans knowing himself.
CHAP. X. That the knowledge of ones self, doth not canse dismay, but rather gives con∣rage, and strength.
CHAP: XI. Of other great benefits and advantages, which grow, by the exercise of a mens knowledge of himself.
CHAP. XII. How much it concerneth us to be exer∣cised in the knowledge of our selves.
CHAP: XIII. Of the second degree of Humility, and here it is declared, wherein this de∣gree consists.
CHAP. XIV. Of some degrees, and steps, whereby a man may rise to the perfection of this second degree of Humility.
CHAP. XV. Of the fourth step: which is to desire to be disesteemed, and despised, and to be glad thereof.
CHAP. XVI. That the perfection of Humility, and of all other vertues, consists in performing the act, thereof, with delight, and chear∣fulness, and how much this im∣ports towards our perse∣verance in vertue.
CHAP. XVII. Of some means for the obtaining of this se∣cond degree of Humility, and particu∣larly of the example of Christ our Lord.
CHAP. XVIII. Of some humane considerations, and rea∣sons whereby we are to help our selves for being humble.
CHAP. XIX. Of other humane reasons which will help us to be humble.
CHAP. XX. That the certain way for a man to be va∣lued, and esteemed even by men, is to give himself to vertue, and humility.
CHAP: XXI. That Humility is the means to obtain inward peace of mind, and that with∣out it, this cannot be had.
CHAP. XXII. Of another kind of means more efficatious for the obtaining the vertue of Hu∣mility, which is the exercise thereof.
CHAP. XXIII. That we must take heed of speaking any such words, as may redound to our own praise.
CHAP. XXIV. In what manner we are to make a parti∣cular examination of our consciences, concerning the vertue of Humility.
CHAP: XXV. How it may be compatible with Humili∣ty, to be willing to be accounted of, and esteemed by men.
CHAP. XXVI. Of the third degree of Humility.
CHAP. XXVII. It is declared wherein the third degree of Humility consists.
CHAP. XXVIII. The foresaid truth is more declared.
CHAP: XXIX. The third degree of Humility is further declared, and how it grows from thence, that the true humble man esteems himself to be the least, and worst of all.
CHAP. XXX. How good, and holy men, may with truth esteem themselves lesse then others yea and affirm themselves to be the greatest sinners of the world.
CHAP: XXXI. That this third degree of Humility is a good means to overcome all temptati∣ons, and to obtain the perfection of all the vertues.
CHAP: XXXII. That Humility is not contrary to Magnanimity, but rather that it is the foun∣dation, and cause thereof.
CHAP. XXXIII. Of the great benefits, and advantages which are in this third degree of Humility.
CHAP. XXXIV. Of the great mercies and favours, which God shews to the humble, and why he exalts them so high.
CHAP. XXXV. How much it imports us to betake our selves to Humility, to supply thereby, what siever is wanting to us in virtue, and perfections, and to the end that God may not humble us, by punishing us.
A Prayer against PRIDE.