The Philokalia, Volume 1: The Complete Text; Compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain & St. Markarios of Corinth

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Faber & Faber, 1979 - Religion - 378 pages
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'The Philokalia' is a collection of texts written between the fourth and fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. First published in Greek in 1782, translated into Slavonic and later into Russian, 'The Philokalia' has exercised an influence far greater than that of any book other than the Bible in the recent history of the Orthodox Church.

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User Review  - georgee53 -

Volume III covers texts from the 4th to the 15 centuries. They are still relevant in 2018 for an understanding of orthodox Christianity and the spiritual life more generally. It is also imbued with a practical sense about human nature. Dare one say theology with a psychological aspect? Read full review

User Review  - Jeff -

I have been introduced to these writers through the sermons of Father David. I have skimmed each books in the series and I am impressed by each writer's quest for following Mark 8:34- deny yourself ... Read full review

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