By: DESEILLE,PLACIDE , GYTHIEL,ANTHONY
Eighth Day Press: 2008
Seller ID: 20090322153451
Binding: Paper Back
The Philokalia is unrivaled in importance among Orthodox ascetical writings. Yet like the Scriptures themselves, it 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. It is a work -- the first to appear in English by... View More...