Mother Maria Skobtsova: Essential Writings

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Mother Maria Skobtsova (1891-1945) has emerged as one of the most fascinating religious figures of the twentieth century. As an Orthodox nun in Paris her home was at once a soup kitchen for the needy, a center for the renewal of Orthodox thought, and -- under Nazi occupation -- a have for the rescue of Jews. For the latter cause she ended her life in a concentration camp. Like Dorothy Day, her writings reflect her deep commitment to the gospel mandate that unites love of God and love of neighbor. The introduction...
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Overview

Mother Maria Skobtsova (1891-1945) has emerged as one of the most fascinating religious figures of the twentieth century. As an Orthodox nun in Paris her home was at once a soup kitchen for the needy, a center for the renewal of Orthodox thought, and -- under Nazi occupation -- a have for the rescue of Jews. For the latter cause she ended her life in a concentration camp. Like Dorothy Day, her writings reflect her deep commitment to the gospel mandate that unites love of God and love of neighbor. The introduction is by Jim Forest, secretary of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship, and author of many books including Praying with Icons and Confession: Doorway to Forgiveness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570754364
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Modern Spiritual Masters Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,244,178
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
Introduction: Mother Maria of Paris 13
1 The Second Gospel Commandment 45
2 On the Imitation of the Mother of God 61
3 The Mysticism of Human Communion 75
4 The Cross and the Hammer-and-Sickle 84
5 Toward a New Monasticism I: At the Heart of the World 90
6 Toward a New Monasticism II: Love without Limits 96
7 The Poor in Spirit 104
8 Under the Sign of Our Time 107
9 A Justification of Pharisaism 116
10 Insight in Wartime 126
11 Types of Religious Life 140
Notes 187
Sources 191
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