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The Philokalia : a classic text of Orthodox spirituality

Author: Brock Bingaman; Bradley Nassif
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brock Bingaman; Bradley Nassif
ISBN: 9780195390261 0195390261 9780195390278 019539027X
OCLC Number: 732318610
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xvi, 349 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: St. Nikodimos and the Philokalia / Kallistos Ware --
Making of the Philokalia: a tale of monks and manuscripts / John Anthony McGuckin --
Influence of the Philokalia in the Orthodox world / Andrew Louth --
Conversing with the world by commenting on the Fathers: Fr. Dumitru Stăniloae and the Romanian edition of the Philokalia / Mihail Neamtu --
Luminous word: scripture in the Philokalia / Douglas Burton-Christie --
Concerning theose who imagine that they are justified by works: the gospel according to St. Mark, the Monk / Bradley Nassif --
Theological world of the Philokalia / Rowan Williams --
Tradition and creativity in the construction and reading of the Philokalia / J.L. Zecher --
Becoming a spiritual world of God: the theological anthropology of Maximus the Confessor / Brock Bingaman --
Ecclesiology of the Philokalia / Krastu Banev --
Evagrius in the Philokalia of Sts. Macarius and Nicodemus / Julia Konstantinovsky --
Place of the Jesus prayer in the Philokalia / Mary B. Cummingham --
Uses and abuses of spiritual authority in the writings of St. Symeon the New Theologian / Hannah Hunt --
Hope for the passible self: the use and transformation of the human passions in the the Fathers of the Philokalia / Paul M. Blowers --
Healing, psychotherapy, and the Philokalia / Christopher C.H. Cook --
Philokalia and regulative virtue epistemology: a look at Maximus the Confessor / Frederick D. Aquino --
Women in the Philokalia? / Verna E.F. Harrison --
Solitude, silence, and stillness: light from the Palestinian desert / John Chryssavgis.
Responsibility: edited by Brock Bingaman and Bradley Nassif.


This volume provides an ecumenical collection of scholarly essays on the Philokalia that introduces readers to its background, motifs, authors, and relevance for contemporary life and thought.  Read more...
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