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Nicodemus of the Holy MountainNicodemus of the Holy Mountain
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St. Nicodemos was born on the island on Naxos in 1749. At the age of 26 he entered the monastery on Mount Athos and devoted himself to a life of asceticism & learning. This work contains Nicodemos' Handbook of Spiritual Counsel, composed during his self-imposed exile on the island of Skyropoula and written during the Age of Enlightenment in western Europe. As a result, his writing shares an exalted vision of human nature, but a vision that proceeds from the truths of revelation as interpreted by the Greek Fathers, and not from Descartes. This exceeds in optimism any enlightened vision of man who, by the powers of reason, perceives the principles by which the universe is ordered.

Includes a 60 page Introduction by Dr. George S. Bebis. Translated by Peter A. Chamberas and Preface by Stanley S. Harakas.
     

 
The Philokalia, Volume 1The Philokalia, Volume 1
Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain, Markarios of Corinth
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The Philokalia is a collection of texts written between the fourth and fifth 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.

Includes the writings of St. Isaiah the Solitary, Evagrios the Solitary, St. John Cassian, St. Mark the Ascetic, St. Hesychios the Priest, St. Neilos the Ascetic, St. Diadochos of Photiki and St. John of Karpathos.
     

 
The Philokalia, Volume 2The Philokalia, Volume 2
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The Philokalia is a collection of texts written between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries by the 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 far greater than that of any book apart from the Bible in the recent history of the Orthodox Church. 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.

Includes the writings of St. Theodoros the Great Ascetic, St. Maximos the Confessor, St. Thalassios, St. John of Damaskos and St. Theognostos.
     

 
The Philokalia, Volume 3The Philokalia, Volume 3
G.E.H. Palmer, P. Sherrard & K. Ware, eds. & trans.
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This is a collection of texts written between the fourth & fifteenth centuries by the spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. (Vol. 1 covers through the eighth century.) First published in Greek in 1782, then translated into Slavonic and later into Russian, The Philokalia has exercised an influence far greater than that of any book apart from the Bible in the recent history of the Orthodox Church.

Includes the writings of St. Philotheos of Sinai, Ilias the Presbyter, Theophanis the Monk, St. Peter of Damaskos and St. Symeon Metaphrastis' paraphrase of the homilies of St. Makarios of Egypt.
     

 
The Philokalia: Volume 4The Philokalia: Volume 4
G.E.H. Palmer, P. Sherrard & K. Ware, eds. & trans.
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The Philokalia is a collection of texts on prayer and the spiritual life, written between the fourth and fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox Christian tradition. In volume four St Symeon the New Theologian speaks about the conscious experience of the Holy Spirit and about the vision of the divine and uncreated Light. St Gregory of Sinai provides practical guidance concerning the life of the Hesychast and the use of the Jesus Prayer. St Gregory Palamas, discusses the distinction between the essence and the energies of God.

Includes the writings of St. Symeon the New Theologian, Nikitas Stithatos, Theoliptos, Metropolitan of Philadelphia, Nikiphros the Monk, St. Gregory of Sinai and St. Gregory Palamas.
     

 
The Philokalia, Volumes 1-4The Philokalia, Volumes 1-4
G.E.H. Palmer, P. Sherrard & K. Ware, eds. & trans.
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"A collection of texts written in Greek between the fourth and 15th centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox tradition. Compiled in the 18th century and first published in Venice in 1782, it has had a profound influence on the spiritual life of the Eastern Churches,"---Theology Digest. On the Jesus Prayer, the passions, deification, and more. 1626 pages total, four softcovers. Faber & Faber.
     

 

 
Unseen WarfareUnseen Warfare
Lorenzo Scupoli
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This spiritual classic was written by Lorenzo Scupoli, a sixteenth-century Venetian priest. Immensely popular in its own day, it was ranked by Francis de Sales with the Imitation of Christ. In the general report between Western and Eastern Christendom, it reached Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain, who first recognized its immense spiritual worth, and later, in the nineteenth century, Theophan the Recluse, both of whom edited and translated the work.

Rich in its references to the teachings of the saints and Fathers, Unseen Warfare combines the insights of West and East on that spiritual combat which is the road to perfection and the stripping away of all that militates against it. Staretz Theophan wrote in his foreword, "the arena, the field of battle, the site where the fight actually takes place is our own heart and all our inner man. THe time of battle is our whole life."
     


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