St. Gregory Palamas and Orthodox Spirituality

St. Gregory Palamas and Orthodox Spirituality

by John Meyendorff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0913836117

ISBN-13: 9780913836118

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press

This richly documented and lavishly illustrated study of Orthodox spirituality traces the development of "Orthodox mysticism" from the desert fathers through the patristic tradition to Byzantine hesychasm and its heritage in Russian monasticism. It shows how the work of Palamas transcends the limits of one school of spirituality and renews in its deepest essence the…  See more details below

Overview

This richly documented and lavishly illustrated study of Orthodox spirituality traces the development of "Orthodox mysticism" from the desert fathers through the patristic tradition to Byzantine hesychasm and its heritage in Russian monasticism. It shows how the work of Palamas transcends the limits of one school of spirituality and renews in its deepest essence the life of the Christian Mystery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780913836118
Publisher:
St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
185
Sales rank:
1,062,974
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.24(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
The Spiritual Tradition of the Monks of the East5
Primitive Monasticism5
Evagrius of Pontus ([actual symbol not reproducible]399) and Pure Prayer14
Macarius and Mysticism of the Heart18
The Prayer of Jesus25
Doctrine of Deification: Gregory of Nyssa and Maximus35
Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022)44
Byzantine Hesychasm up to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries52
Gregory Palamas Theologian of Hesychasm71
Youth71
The Controversy with Barlaam and Akindynus81
The Theology of Hesychasm102
A Christian Existentialism115
Hesychasm After Palamas127
In the Christian East from the Fourteenth Century to Today127
The Hesychast Tradition in Russia143
Conclusion168
Chronology175
Notes on the Illustrations179
Index183

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