Orthodox Spirituality and the Philokalia


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The Philokalia is a collection of texts complex in origin and transmission, written over a period of a thousand years and assuming of its readers an intimate familiarity with its vocabulary and presuppositions. Orthodox Spirituality and the Philokalia is perhaps the only book entirely devoted to describing the essential elements of the tradition that gave birth to the Philokalia and then nourished its teaching generation after generation. Historical sections begin and end the book, offering a succinct outline of Orthodox spirituality as it relates to what Deseille calls 'the philocalic tradition,' from St. Anthony the Great up to the present day. The concluding discussion highlights the fragmented but fascinating presence of that tradition in the Christian West.

Title:: Orthodox Spirituality and the Philokalia


ISBN Number:: 0971748373

ISBN-13: 9780971748378

Location Published:: Eighth Day Press: 2008

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Categories: Eighth Day Press

Seller ID:: 20090322153451