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Philokalia

G E H Palmer (Ed)Philip Sherrard (Ed)Kallistos Ware (Ed)

Philokalia

G E H Palmer (Ed)Philip Sherrard (Ed)Kallistos Ware (Ed)

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Allyne Smith is an Orthodox priest who writes and lectures on Orthodox theology, ethics, liturgy and spirituality, both in the U.S. and abroad. He teaches theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

- Publisher This book is the first approachable introduction to the wisdom of the Philokalia (also known as "The Prayer of the Heart"), which is the classic text of Eastern Christian spirituality. An entirely new translation by Allyne Levoit Smith of significant sections of the five-volume work, which was written by monks from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries, the texts are clearly explained and set in historical and spiritual context in the readable commentary on each facing page. The Philokalia until now has been somewhat intimidating to the general reader in its scholarly translations from Greek and Russian, yet there is great spiritual wisdom in this beloved writing, for readers of all faiths who are interested in prayer, contemplation, and living a life closer to God. The selections from the Philokalia take the reader on a journey through "the Love of the Beautiful," a simple translation of the title. Readers will explore themes in the Eastern Christian text that have relevance to today's seekers, including: Repentence The Heart Prayer The Jesus Prayer The Passions Hesychia: Stillness In the End: Theosis

- Publisher A collection of writings by monks from the fourth to fifteenth centuries, the Philokalia more than any other text reflects the Eastern Church's interpretation of the Bible's meaning. Simply translated, the title means "love of the beautiful," which reflects the text's emphasis on mystical and contemplative practices to engage all of our senses in the acts of worship and prayer.

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About "Philokalia"

Allyne Smith is an Orthodox priest who writes and lectures on Orthodox theology, ethics, liturgy and spirituality, both in the U.S. and abroad. He teaches theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
- Publisher

This book is the first approachable introduction to the wisdom of the Philokalia (also known as "The Prayer of the Heart"), which is the classic text of Eastern Christian spirituality. An entirely new translation by Allyne Levoit Smith of significant sections of the five-volume work, which was written by monks from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries, the texts are clearly explained and set in historical and spiritual context in the readable commentary on each facing page. The Philokalia until now has been somewhat intimidating to the general reader in its scholarly translations from Greek and Russian, yet there is great spiritual wisdom in this beloved writing, for readers of all faiths who are interested in prayer, contemplation, and living a life closer to God. The selections from the Philokalia take the reader on a journey through "the Love of the Beautiful," a simple translation of the title. Readers will explore themes in the Eastern Christian text that have relevance to today's seekers, including: Repentence The Heart Prayer The Jesus Prayer The Passions Hesychia: Stillness In the End: Theosis
- Publisher

A collection of writings by monks from the fourth to fifteenth centuries, the Philokalia more than any other text reflects the Eastern Church's interpretation of the Bible's meaning. Simply translated, the title means "love of the beautiful," which reflects the text's emphasis on mystical and contemplative practices to engage all of our senses in the acts of worship and prayer.
- Publisher

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  • Catalogue Code 258204
  • Product Code 9781594731037
  • ISBN 1594731039
  • EAN 9781594731037
  • Pages 221
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Publication Date Jul 2006
  • Sales Rank #78666
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.286kg

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