Hesychia and Theology: The Context for Man's Healing in the Orthodox Church ISBN 13: 9789607070609
ISBN 10: 9607070607
Unknown; Levadea: Orthodox Book Centre, December; ISBN-13: 978-9607070609
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Description:Levadia, Greece: Birth of the Theotokos Monastery, 2007 Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Near Fine - only defect is po name on front flyleaf.
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Description:Orthodox Book Centre, December 2007. Paper Back. New. Joining the constellation of other works available in English, this latest stellar offering from Metropolitan Hierotheos continues and expands his successful effort to communicate the Patristic mind to twentieth-century man. This is not a mere book, but rather a guided tour of Orthodox spiritual life. It is, in fact, difficult to describe without the use of metaphor: a house of large windows, high ceilings and beautiful rooms? An ordered garden of sheltered paths under flowering trees? Call it a book to wander around in, to ruminate on, to read aloud, to employ, to discuss. Defining hesychia as stillness of heart before God and true theology as the knowledge that only comes through this stillness, the Metropolitan writes: 'We live in an age of constant activity, gratification of the senses, uncontrolled imagination and speculations that wear people out. They are searching for inner stillness but also for theology - knowledge of God - to… Read more
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Description:Levadea: Birth of the Theotocos Monastery, 2007. Brand new. In English. Soft cover, 22 cm, 452 pp.; net weight 820 gr. ISBN: 978-960-7070-60-9.
Explores all aspects of hesychia, which is inner stillness, peace of the heart, and shows the range and depth of life in the Orthodox Church. It becomes clear that hesychia is a complete science and method relating to thoughts, the heart and the senses, and helps us to be delivered from passions and to overcome death. Hesychia is the path along which the Christian must inevitably pass to reach communion with God. Subjects covered by this remarkable book include sanctity, God’s covenant – including His covenant with each person, the spiritual law, and hesychastic elements in the Divine Eucharist. Highlights include two chapters on Archimandrite Sophrony of Essex – one centring on his Prayer at Daybreak, the other on his book Words of Life – and a fascinating chapter on Saint Mary of Egypt.
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