This is a collection of texts on prayer, taken from Greek and Russian sources. The spiritual teaching of the Orthodox Church appears here in its classic and traditional form, but expressed in unusually direct and vivid language. The Art of Prayer is concerned in particular with the most frequently used and best loved of all Orthodox prayers - the Jesus Prayer. It deals also with the general question 'What is Prayer?', with the different degrees of prayer from ordinary oral prayer to unceasing prayer of the heart, with the dangers of illusion and discouragement, and the need for seclusion and inner peace.
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.
Central to the Christian life is the practice of prayer. But what, theologically speaking, is going on when we pray? What does prayer have to do with religious belief and action? Does prayer make a difference? Prayer: A Guide for the Perplexed addresses these and other key questions regarding the Christian theology of prayer. Beginning with Evagrius of Ponticus's 'On Prayer', Ashley Cocksworth finds in this early document a profound expression of the 'integrity' of the experience of prayer and theological thought. Seeking throughout to integrate systematic theology and the spirituality of prayer, individual chapters explore the meaning of some of the core doctrines of lived Christian faith – the Trinity, creation, providence, and the Christian life – as they relate to the practice of prayer. Complete with an annotated bibliography of sources on prayer to promote further reading, this volume appeals to academics and general readers alike.
Die Legende Der Drei Lebenden Und Der Drei Toten Und Der Totentanz: Nebst Einem Exkurs ?ber Die Jakobslegende; Im Zusammenhang Mit Neureren Gem?ldefunden Aus Dem Badischen Oberland. Mit einer farbigen und sechs schwarzen tafeln sowie 17 text abbildungen.
Contains essays on mysticism, prayer, sacred art, the relationship between Christianity and other religious."
Die mitreißende Geschichte von 24-7 PRAYER zeigt was passiert, wenn Freunde anfangen zu träumen und zu beten. Quer durch sämtliche Konfessionen, über alle "frommen" Labels hinweg, beten sie, als ob alles von Gott abhängt und leben sie, als ob alles von ihnen abhängt. Diese Jubiläumsausgabe (15 Jahre 24-7 PRAYER) wurde komplett überarbeitet und enthält viel zusätzliches Material.
Praxisorientiert wie eine Vorlesung, mit vielen vom Publikum gestellten Fragen, mit Meditationen und Visualisierungsübungen beschreibt der bekannte Autor die esoterische Philosophie. Gerade weil er selbst den kritischen Verstand eines Wissenschaftlers und den Mut eines spirituellen Suchenden in sich vereint, ragt dieses Buch weit über die rosarote esoterische Schaumschlägerei hinaus, der man manchmal begegnet und die viele ernsthaft suchende Leser zu Recht abschreckt und verärgert. Das Buch ist voll von echten hochspirituellen Erfahrungen und Weisheiten, viele seriöse und bekannte Mystiker kommen zu Wort. Dieses Buch gibt seinen Lesern diesen spirituellen Schatz in die Hände und stillt die Sehnsucht nach einer spirituellen Heimat. Er zeigt allen esoterisch und mystisch Interessierten und Suchenden eine Brücke, in den Schoß des ursprünglichen Christentums zurückzukehren. Sie erfahren, wie sie sich auf vollkommen neue Weise in eine lang erprobte, echte, wenn auch mißbrauchte und mißverstandene spirituelle Tradition eingebunden fühlen können. Sehr fundiert und sehr ehrlich und persönlich bekommt der Leser Antworten auch auf fast ketzerisch anmutende Fragen, hier darf ausdrücklich gezweifelt und nachgehakt werden. Jede Frage, so zweifelnd oder gar sarkastisch und dogmatisch sie auch sein mag, bringt ihn nur dazu, noch tiefer zu forschen. Der Autor wagt sich an ein komplexes und strittiges Thema heran: die Lehre der Bibel. Er zeigt, daß Christus (nicht der Mensch Jesus, sondern der Titel >Heiland
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.
Cattoi and McDaniel present a selection of articles on the role of the body and the spiritual senses - our transfigured channels of sensory perceptions - in the context of spiritual practice. The volume investigates this theme across a variety of different religious traditions within Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism.
The Philokalia (literally "love of the beautiful or good") 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 from the fourth to fifteenth-centuries such as Maximus the Confessor, Peter of Damascus, 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.
Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem elektronischen Lesegerät. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Die Politeia (griechisch „Staat“), verfasst um 370 v. Chr., ist ein berühmter Dialog Platons. Sie gehört zu den am stärksten rezipierten Werken in der Geschichte der politischen Philosophie sowie der Philosophie überhaupt. Zentrales Thema der Politeia ist die Frage nach Gerechtigkeit. Die auftretenden Figuren sind Sokrates, der Greis Kephalos, dessen Sohn Polemarchos, der Sophist Thrasymachos sowie Platons Brüder Glaukon und Adeimantos. (aus wikipedia.de)
With sources ranging from Biblical writers through to early, medieval, and modern authors, this book offers 365 meditations for daily reading or occassional reference. There are selections from best-loved saints, mystics, poets, and sages, as well as lesser-known sources, and they are fully indexed by author and theme.
From the author: "The Christian way is a way of metamorphosis that leads from egoism to Love." In this important work, the reader will find a treasure trove of ancient spiritual wisdom from the Christian East. Still little known to the Western world, the first thousand years of Christianity taught a transformational, psychotherapeutic theology which has been virtually lost to our part of the world. The author’s exceptional breadth of knowledge and scholarship in the field of Eastern Orthodox spirituality offers the reader direct contact with the spiritual Masters who were the Grace-filled light-bearers of this universal Truth originally made known by Yeshua the Anointed One. The reader will find countless citations – pearls of wisdom – gathered here in a unique fashion, along with the author’s own profound understanding of these teachings that have immediate impact on daily human life and the power to awaken and transform the consciousness of every human being.

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