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The Ecsatsy of Action and Life

Silvija Migles

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APA 6th Edition
Migles, S. (2014). The Ecsatsy of Action and Life. Disputatio philosophica, 16 (1), 143-158. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Migles, Silvija. "The Ecsatsy of Action and Life." Disputatio philosophica, vol. 16, no. 1, 2014, pp. 143-158. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Migles, Silvija. "The Ecsatsy of Action and Life." Disputatio philosophica 16, no. 1 (2014): 143-158.
Migles, S. (2014). 'The Ecsatsy of Action and Life', Disputatio philosophica, 16(1), pp. 143-158. Available at: (Accessed 02 August 2021)
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S. Migles, "The Ecsatsy of Action and Life", Disputatio philosophica, vol.16, no. 1, pp. 143-158, 2014. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 02 August 2021]

This presentation focuses on a specific interpretation of ecstasy within the divine order of love and in relation to the wholeness of human life. It primarily utilises an integrative approach in whose centre are theological life and Christian humanism.
The purpose of this paper is to present that aspect of the contemplative ecstasy considered being the most important by St Francis of Sales and also named “the ecstasy of action and life” by the saint himself. This does not mean that the author wishes to deny the understanding of ecstasy as a mystical phenomenon and as a supernatural gift of the Divine mercy that pervades a human being without destroying him/her. The author wants to remain within the area of theological dimension of Christian life, while pointing out that an ecstasy, as a certain expression of the climax of one’s union and relationship with God, leads to the “ecstasy of action and life”.

Christian life; ecstasy; ecstatic love; mysticism; pseudo-ecstasies; social dimension; spirituality; theological dimension

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