St. Gregory Palamas and Orthodox Spirituality

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St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1974 - Religion - 184 pages
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This study of Orthodox spirituality traces the development of Orthodox mysticism from the desert fathers through the patristic tradition to Byzantine hesychasm and its heritage in Russian monasticism. It shows how the work of Palamas, Archbishop of Thessalonica in the 14th century, trancends the limits of one school of spirituality and renews in its deepest essence the life of the Christian mystery.

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Review: St. Gregory Palamas and Orthodox Spirituality

User Review  - Nathan Duffy - Goodreads

Superb little book that serves as an excellent overview and intro to the hesychast tradition and Orthodox Spirituality. Nice pictures of significant historical icons are reproduced throughout. Highly recommended for anyone curious about Orthodoxy. Read full review

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User Review  - David Withun - Goodreads

Great introduction to hesychasm and Palamite theology and the historical events leading to the famous controversy with Barlaam of Calabria. Explains the differences between Eastern and Western spirituality, which led to a wide gap between Eastern and Western culture, very well. Read full review


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