The Philokalia

Author: G.E.H. Palmer

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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The Philokalia is a collection of texts on prayer and the spiritual life, written between the fourth and fifteenth centuries by masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. First published in Greek in 1782, translated into Slavonic and later into Russian, this is the first complete translation into English. It is made from the original Greek, and will be completed in five volumes. Volume IV contains some of the most important writings in the entire collection. St Symeon the New Theologian speaks about the conscious experience of the Holy Spirit and about the vision of the divine and uncreated Light. St Gregory of Sinai provides practical guidance concerning the life of the Hesychast and the use of the Jesus Prayer. St Gregory Palamas discusses the distinction between the essence and the energies of God.

The Philokalia, Volume 2

The Complete Text; Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain & St. Markarios of Corinth

Author: G. E.H. Palmer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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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. Only a selection of texts from The Philokalia has been available hitherto in English. The present rendering, which is a completely new translation, is designed to appear in five volumes. The first of these was published by Faber and Faber in 1979. The second volume consists mainly of writings from the seventh century, in particular by St. Maximus the Confessor, the greater part of which has never before been translated into English. As in the first volume, the editors have provided introductory notes to each of the writers, a glossary of key terms, and a detailed index.

The Philokalia, Volume 4

The Complete Text; Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain & St. Markarios of Corinth

Author: G. E.H. Palmer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

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A collection of texts written in Greek between the fourth and 15th 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. On the Jesus Prayer, the passions, deification, and more. 1626 pages total, four soft covers.

The Philokalia, Volume 3

The Complete Text; Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain & St. Markarios of Corinth

Author: G. E.H. Palmer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 602

The Philokalia is a collection of texts on prayer and the spiritual life, written between the fourth and fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. First published in Greek in 1782, translated into Slavonic and later into Russian, The Philokalia has had a decisive influence upon the Orthodox Church during the last two centuries, and it continues to be read more and more widely. The Philokalia is devoted to themes of universal significance: how we may develop our inner powers and awake from illusion; how we may overcome fragmentation and achieve wholeness; how we may attain contemplative stillness and union with God. This is the first complete translation into English. It is made from the original Greek, and is to be completed in five volumes. The third volume contains works dating from the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Peter of Damaskos, the chief author included, offers a clear and comprehensive survey of the spiritual way, quoting abundantly from earlier writers. Symeon Metaphratis, 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.

The Philokalia

A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality

Author: Brock Bingaman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 219

The Philokalia (literally "love of the beautiful or good") is, after the Bible, the most influential source of spiritual tradition within the Orthodox Church. First published in Greek in 1782 by St. Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain and St. Macarios of Corinth, the Philokalia includes works by thirty-six influential Orthodox authors from the fourth to fifteenth-centuries such as Maximus the Confessor, Peter of Damascus, Symeon the New Theologian, and Gregory Palamas. Surprisingly, this important collection of theological and spiritual writings has received little scholarly attention. With the growing interest in Orthodox theology, the need for a substantive resource for philokalic studies has become increasingly evident. The purpose of the present volume is to remedy that lack by providing an ecumenical collection of scholarly essays on the Philokalia that will introduce readers to its background, motifs, authors, and relevance for contemporary life and thought.

Philokalia

The Eastern Christian Spiritual Texts

Author: G. E. H. Palmer

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 221

View: 951

Presents the first approachable introduction to the wisdom of the Philokalia, the classic text of Eastern Christian spirituality through which seekers and believers of all faiths who are interested in prayer, contemplation, and living a life closer to God can gain great spiritual wisdom. Original.

The Philokalia and the Inner Life

On Passions and Prayer

Author: Christopher C.H. Cook

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 402

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The Philokalia, a collection of spiritual texts by fathers of the Eastern Church spanning the fourth to the fifteenth centuries, was first published in Venice in 1782. Significant in bringing about a renaissance of Orthodox spirituality since then, it shows deep psychological as well as spiritual awareness. The Philokalia and the Inner Life critically examines the nature of mental and spiritual well-being as understood in the Philokalia. It identifies the passions as 'hostile pleasures', with a seductive and addictive quality, which are detrimental to human well-being, and explores the remedies for the passions that the Philokalia prescribes. Like the Philokalia, contemporary psychotherapies seek to interpret human thoughts and restore well-being, although the 'talking cure' of secular psychotherapy contrasts significantly with the 'praying cure' of the Philokalia.This book is for all who are interested in spirituality, theology and the life of prayer, as well as students of the Philokalia. It is also for clinicians, counselors and psychotherapists, especially those who wish to explore the relationship between psychological and spiritual well-being.

The Philokalia, Volume 1

The Complete Text; Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain & St. Markarios of Corinth

Author: G. E.H. Palmer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 763

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

The Philokalia

Writings of Holy Mystic Fathers in Which Is Explained How the Mind Is Purified, Illumined, and Perfected Through Practical and Contemplative Ethical Philosophy

Author: Philokalia English

Publisher: Inst for Byzantine & Modern Greek

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 340

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The Philokalia, Volume 1

The Complete Text; Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain & St. Markarios of Corinth

Author: G. E.H. Palmer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 573

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