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The Philokalia: The Complete Text: Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St. Markarios of Corinth
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The Philokalia: The Complete Text: Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St. Markarios of Corinth

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by Saint Nikodimos (Compiled by), Saint Makarios (Compiled by), G. E. H. Palmer (Translator), Philip Sherrard (Translator), Kallistos Ware (Translator)
 

The Philokalia is a collection of texts written between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. First published in Greek in 1782, then translated into Slavonic and later into Russian, The Philokalia has exercised an influence in the recent history of the Orthodox Church far greater than that of

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The Philokalia is a collection of texts written between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. First published in Greek in 1782, then translated into Slavonic and later into Russian, The Philokalia has exercised an influence in the recent history of the Orthodox Church far greater than that of any book apart from the Bible. It is concerned with themes of universal importance: how man may develop his inner powers and awake from illusion; how he may overcome fragmentation and achieve spiritual wholeness; how he may attain the life of contemplative stillness and union with God.

This third volume contains works dating from the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Peter of Damaskos, the chief author included, offers a clear an comprehensive survey of the spiritual way, quoting abundantly from earlier writers. Symeon Metaphrastis, in his paraphrase of Makarios, stresses the central place of the Holy Spirit. As in the first two volumes, the editors have provided introductory notes to each of the writers, a glossary of key terms, and a detailed index.

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“The Philokalia is a collection of texts written in Greek between the fourth and fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox tradition. Compiled in the 18th century and first published in Venice in 1782, it has had a profound influence on the spiritual life of the Eastern churches.” —Theology Digest
Theology Digest
The Philokalia is a collection of texts written in Greek between the fourth and fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox tradition. Compiled in the 18th century and first published in Venice in 1782, it has had a profound influence on the spiritual life of the Eastern churches.

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ISBN-13:
9780571175253
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
08/25/1986
Series:
Philokalia Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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G. E. H. Palmer served as a translator for Philokalia: The Complete Text.

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The Philokalia: The Complete Text: Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St. Markarios of Corinth 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
wudan108 More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend all 4 volumes of the Philokalia. Years ago I was told to read these books because they would help answer the questions that a spiritual seeker asks as they journey through life. I finally read these books and now I wish I would have heeded my friends advise years ago and avoided many mistakes in my spiritual journey. To me having these volumes, there is no need to buy another spiritual book again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago