Jeremy Driscoll assembles the fruit of ten years wrestling with Evagrius in Steps to Spiritual Perfection: Studies in Spiritual Progress in Evagrius Ponticus
. A collection of previously published journal articles and book chapters ('Why Read Evagrius,' 'Spiritual Progress in the Works of Evagrius Ponticus,' 'Spousal Images,' 'Penthos and Tears,' 'The Evil Thought 'Love of Money,'' 'Apatheia and Purity of Heart,' et al), these Evagrian studies 'show the ways by which the discourse provokes an interior movement in the fallen mind and guides it through the tortuous journey of recovering original blessings.' 185 pp.
An Eighth Day View:
Evagrius Ponticus (345-"399) was among the first of the desert fathers to articulate in writing the wisdom of the monastic movement. Jeremy Driscoll comments in this book on Evagrius in such a way as to show his spiritual relevance for our times. The encounter with Evagrius here becomes for modern readers what it was for those to whom he first wrote: a way of receiving spiritual nourishment and advice from one of the desert masters far away.