The Philokalia, Volume 4: The Complete Text; Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain & St. Markarios of Corinth

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Macmillan, Jan 31, 1999 - Philosophy - 340 pages
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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.


Compiled by Bishop Kallistos Ware


The fourth volume of The Philokalia


Volumes I through III are also available.

  

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Contents

INTRODUCTORY NOTE Page
7
NIKITAS STITHATOS
76
THEOLIPTOS METROPOLITAN OF PHILADELPHIA
175
NIKIPHOROS THE MONK
192
Ten Texts 237
257
ST GREGORY PALAMAS
287
of Stillness
331
The Declaration of the Holy Mountain in Defence
418
glossary
427
INDEX
439
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

G. E. H. Palmer served as a translator for Philokalia: The Complete Text.

Philip Sherrard was a poet, translator, literary scholar, theologian and interpreter of the Orthodox tradition.

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