Writings from the Philokalia

Writings from the Philokalia

Writings from the Philokalia

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.

Writings from the Philokalia on Prayer of the Heart

Writings from the Philokalia on Prayer of the Heart

Writings from the Philokalia on Prayer of the Heart

"The Greek 'Philokalia' was compiled in the eighteenth century by Macarius of Corinth ... and Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain ... and first published in Venice in 1782," under title: [Greek alphabet characters] [transliterated]: Philokalia [Greek alphabet characters].

Philokalia

Philokalia

Philokalia

Presents the first approachable introduction to the wisdom of the Philokalia, the classic text of Eastern Christian spirituality through which seekers and believers of all faiths who are interested in prayer, contemplation, and living a life closer to God can gain great spiritual wisdom. Original.

The Philokalia

The Philokalia

The Philokalia

The Philokalia (literally "love of the beautiful") is, after the Bible, the most influential source of spiritual tradition within the Orthodox Church. First published in Greek in 1782 by St. Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain and St. Macarios of Corinth, the Philokalia includes works by thirty-six influential Orthodox authors such as Maximus the Confessor, Peter of Madascus, Symeon the New Theologian, and Gregory Palamas. Surprisingly, this important collection of theological and spiritual writings has received little scholarly attention. With the growing interest in Orthodox theology, the need for a substantive resource for Philokalic studies has become increasingly evident. The purpose of the present volume is to remedy that lack by providing an ecumenical collection of scholarly essays on the Philokalia that will introduce readers to its background, motifs, authors, and relevance for contemporary life and thought.

The Philokalia

The Philokalia

The Philokalia


Philokalia

Philokalia

Philokalia