St. Symeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition

St. Symeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition

by Hilarion Alfeyev, Ilarion
     
 

The teachings of St Symeon (949-1022) created much controversy in Byzantium and led to his short-lived exile to Asia Minor in 1009. This book examines St Symeon from within the Byzantine mystical tradition, looking at him as both a highly personal and a very traditional ecclesiastical writer. For the first time in modern scholarship, this study explores St Symeon's

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The teachings of St Symeon (949-1022) created much controversy in Byzantium and led to his short-lived exile to Asia Minor in 1009. This book examines St Symeon from within the Byzantine mystical tradition, looking at him as both a highly personal and a very traditional ecclesiastical writer. For the first time in modern scholarship, this study explores St Symeon's attitude to Scripture and to church worship; his relations with his spiritual father, Symeon the Studite; and the Studite tradition in general.

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"...this work is a major contribution to our understanding of the religious culture of the Middle Byzantine centuries."—Religious Studies Review

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ISBN-13:
9780198270096
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Oxford Early Christian Studies Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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