G.E.H. PALMER, PHILIP SHARRARD, BP. KALLISTOS WARE
Title: The Philokalia, Volume 3: The Complete Text; Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain & St. Markarios of Corinth (Philokalia Vol. 3)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Faber & Faber August 1986
0571175252 / 9780571175253
Seller ID: 95795
The Philokalia is a four-volume collection of writings from early Church fathers, ascetics and theologians. This third volume presents St. Philotheos of Sinai, Ilias the Presbyter, a spiritual predecessor of St. Gregory Palamas, St. Peter of Damaskos (eleventh century), whose 'Treasury of Divine Knowledge' occupies more space in The Philokalia than any other writer save Maximos, and St. Symeon Metaphrastis' 'Paraphrase of the Homilies of St. Makarios of Egypt.' Its themes of unseen warfare in the human heart, of synergeia or co-operation between divine grace and human will, and the possibility of conscious assurance of the indwelling grace of the Holy Spirit foreshadow the spirituality of St. Symeon the New Theologian. 457 pp.
An Eighth Day View:
"The Philokalia" is a collection of texts written between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. First published in Greek in 1782, then translated into Slavonic and later into Russian, " The Philokalia "has exercised an influence in the recent history of the Orthodox Church far greater than that of any book apart from the Bible. It is concerned with themes of universal importance: how man may develop his inner powers and awake from illusion; how he may overcome fragmentation and achieve spiritual wholeness; how he may attain the life of contemplative stillness and union with God.