Despondency: The Spiritual Teaching of Evagrius Ponticus on Acedia

Despondency: The Spiritual Teaching of Evagrius Ponticus on Acedia

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Overview

This ultimately joyful work is one of the few books available in English to deal exclusively with the problem of despondency-acedia- and how it can be overcome. Bunge analyzes the views of Evagrius Ponticus, the famous "philosopher of the desert," on the dangers of acedia. Evagrius develops a sophisticated psychology which remains beneficial to us today. Indeed, this 4th-century Desert Father writes for Christians everywhere: for those in modern deserts -the city- and for those subject to silent despair. This is a companion book to Dragon's Wine and Angel's Bread (SVS Press, 2009).

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016147963
Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Publication date: 12/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 154
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Father Gabriel Bunge, a priest and schemamonk of the Russian Orthodox Church, lives in a hermitage in Switzerland, Eremo Santa Croce. He possesses a thorough knowledge of patristic literature, and is known worldwide for his writings on contemplative prayer.

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