Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart

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E. Kadloubovsky, G. E.H. Palmer
Faber & Faber, Jul 30, 1992 - Philosophy - 420 pages
The Philokalia is an important collection of writings by Fathers of the Eastern Church dating from the fourth to the fourteenth century. It exists in three versions: the Greek, complied in the eighteenth century; the Slavonic; and the Russian.

The Russian text, translated by Bishop Theophan the Recluse in the nineteenth century, and consisting of five volumes (with which a sixth is sometimes associated), is the most complete of all three versions. It is the Russian text that has been used in translating into English this selection, which presents a range of Philokalia writings concerning the Jesus Prayer.

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About the author (1992)

E. Kadloubovsky also served as a translator for The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology.

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

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