DiSalvo, Angelo J.
Dr. Angelo J. DiSalvo has been teaching Spanish and Italian at Indiana State University (Terre Haute, Indiana) for over 25 years, as well as teaching courses on Spanish drama and theatre as well as contemporary Spanish drama and the novel. He earned his Ph.D. in Spanish and Italian from Florida State University. Dr. DiSalvo’s area of specialization is Cervantes’ Don Quijote; his first published book was called Cervantes and the Augustinian Religious Tradition.2005 0-7734-5850-6
The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Spain produced a plethora of religious literature. The writers of mystical literature, such as Theresa of Avila and John of the Cross, are very well known. However, there are other work by religious writers such as Malón de Chaide, García Gómez de Cisneros, Alonso de Madrid, Luis de Granada, El Beato Orozco, Tomás de Villanueva and Ignatius of Loyola. These writers describe the process of devotional reading, mental prayer, meditation, contemplation, and spiritual as well as ascetical exercises in a context which is more methodical in nature.