You are here

Gillian T. W. Ahlgren

Gillian T. W. Ahlgren is professor of theology at Xavier University. She is the author of four books, including Teresa of Avila and the Politics of Sanctity (1996) and Entering Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle (2005), and the founding director of the Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also the founder of www.mysticallife.org.

New Releases

Now available!

Capitalizing on the legacy of Francis and Clare and the energy of a visionary pope who raises critical questions about how to be faithful to the gospel, The Tenderness of God invites readers into a rich conversation across time and space about how to recapture our humanity and nurture our God-given capacity to live meaningfully and joyfully in communion with others.

Book List

2 items
Release date: 
January 1, 2017

Capitalizing on the legacy of Francis and Clare and the energy of a visionary pope who raises critical questions about how to be faithful to the gospel, The Tenderness of God invites readers into a rich conversation across time and space about how to recapture our humanity and nurture our God-given capacity to live meaningfully and joyfully in communion with others.

Release date: 
May 1, 2016

The theme of Enkindling Love is God’s desire for partnership with us. Excerpts from the seven dwelling places of Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle are interspersed with brief selections from John of the Cross’s mystical trilogy, The Dark Night of the Soul, Spiritual Canticle, and The Living Flame of Love, in order to show the seven stages of growth and transformation.