Unseen Warfare: The Spiritual Combat and Path to Paradise of Lorenzo Scupoli

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St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1987 - Religion - 280 pages
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Rich in references to the teaching of the saints and Fathers, this book combines the insights of West & East. A classic of Orthodox spirituality.
 

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Contents

Introduction by Professor H A Hodges
13
Foreword to the Russian Version
69
What is Christian perfection?Warfare
77
On hope in God alone and on confidence in Him
85
On reasons for our wrong judgment of things
91
aim in all things both external and internalto
94
On the many desires and tendencies existing
100
What to do when the higher intelligent witt seems
108
What is mental or inner prayer and of what kinds can it bet
205
How to learn to pray in this way
206
On praying in one own words
210
On short prayers or short prayerful sighings to God
212
On the Jesus Prayer
214
A ids to success ingaining the habit of prayer
218
The role of prayer in unseen warfare
220
PART
223

In what order should you fight your passions?
116
On the control and right use of the outer senses
128
The same sensory objects we were speaking of
134
On control of the tongue
143
A warrior of Christ should use all means to avoid
155
What to do when we are wounded in battle page
157
On the wiles of the enemy against those who have
164
How the enemy turns the virtues themselves
170
Some indications useful in the work of overcoming
176
Virtue should be practised constantly and with
183
How to progress in one and the same virtue
189
Warning against evil counsels of the devil in relation to good actions page
195
Our severe judgment of others comes from a high opinion of ourselves and the instigation of the devil Hotc to overcome this tendency
197
On prayer
200
The most holy sacrament of the Eucharist
225
How one should partake of the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist or partake of Christ our Lord sacramentallyin the sacraments
226
How to kindle the love of God in oneself by entering into the sacrament of the Eucharist
229
Communion of the spirit
235
On giving thanks to God
237
On surrender to the will of God
239
On warmth of heart and on cooling and dryness of heart
241
On guarding and examining conscience
247
On preparation for battle with the enemies in the hour of death
251
Third temptation in the hour of deathby
255
It is essential that the soul remain secluded
262
Do not seek pleasures and comforts but only
268
Every temptation is sent for our good
274
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