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The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life (Cistercian Studies Series, 101), SEBASTIAN BROCK
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Author:    SEBASTIAN BROCK

Title:   The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life (Cistercian Studies Series, 101)

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Cistercian Publications January 1988

ISBN Number:    0879079010 / 9780879079017

Seller ID:   97705

A tantalizing glimpse into the little-known world of the Syriac tradition, which, alongside the Greek and Latin traditions, constitutes Christendom. This intensely Semitic and Biblical tradition, while informed by Greek patristic thought, retains a strange, poetic beauty, a unique and pristine perception of the Christian life as purity of heart and clarity of vision: the image of the ''luminous eye'' unites and conveys the essence of it. Included in this book are selections from writers such as Aphrahat, Ephrem the Syrian, Evagrius, John the Solitary, Isaac of Ninevah, and others who deserve to be better known in the West. 381 pp. Clean, firm copy. Only ex-library marks are a retreat library stamp on first free endpaper and a pocket on last free endpaper. Previous owner has applied clear plastic lamination to covers. Contents pristine.

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