Nil Sorsky: The Authentic Writings  -     Edited By: David Goldfrank, Matthew Kelty
    By: David Goldfrank(Translator) & Matthew Kelty(Editor)
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Nil Sorsky: The Authentic Writings

Cistercian Publications / 2008 / Paperback

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Nil Sorsky (1433/34-1508) was the founder of the Sora Hermitage, an initiator of scete monasticism among the Russian Christians and is closely identified with the Orthodox contemplative prayer known as hesychasm, or stillness. In these writings, Sorsky, known as Russia's "Great Elder," speaks across five hundred years to modern readers today. This introduction to his life and works allows English readers to share in the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Nil's death, and to mark his continuing influence on monastic life and Orthodox Christian spirituality today.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 374
Vendor: Cistercian Publications
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0879073217
ISBN-13: 9780879073213
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Series: Cistercian Studies

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Nil Sorsky (1433/34-1508), founder of the Sora Hermitage and initiator of 'scete ' life in among Russian Christians, is closely identified with the Orthodox contemplative prayer known as hesychasm, 'stillness. ' In these translations, Nil's own voice speaks across five hundred years to modern readers. The introduction and notes accurately place him within the Russian monastic tradition and identify the Slavic sources on which he drew. This introduction to the life and works of pre-modern Russia's outstanding teacher and writer allows English readers to share in celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Nil's death, to be marked in Russia by a symposium in the cloister of first his tonsure, by special seminars, and learned conferences.

David Goldfrank, a specialist in Russian studies, is Professor of History at Georgetown University. His previous translation and study of fifteenth-century Russian monasticism, The Monastic Rule of Iosif Volotsky, was first published in 1983 and revised and reissued in 2000.

Author Bio

David Goldfrank, a specialist in Russian studies, is Professor of History at Georgetown University. His previous translation and study of fifteenth-century Russian monasticism, The Monastic Rule of Iosif Volotsky, was first published in 1983 and revised and reissued in 2 .

Editorial Reviews

[A]n exemplary edition and translation.
The Catholic Historical Review

Sorsky’s natural gifts as a teacher and writer in this profound primary reference highly recommended especially for college library collections and Russian religious history shelves.
Midwest Book Review

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