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The Path to Salvation: A Manual of Spiritual Transformation
Patristic literature provides an age-old, tried and tested model of spiritual life, foreign to fleeting fashions. Throughout the last two thousand years, Christ has raised up patristic writers who have defended that original model. In modern times, however, this model is being pushed aside, the taste for genuine mystical expression is disappearing, and the initial Christia ...more
Paperback, 366 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Saint Herman of Alaska Brotherhood
(first published July 1st 1997)
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I am reading this book now. Not exactly reading.... I'm doing it. I love Theophan the Recluse. He guides you from the point where your soul is asleep through awakening to how to be consistent in reaching out to your God and panting as a deer for running streams. I remember an Amazon review said that it is a guide for the entire spiritual life and it sure is just that. So I keep working through the "how to's" which make this book stand apart from so many.
Что меня больше всего восхищает в святоотеческих трудах (помимо духа и любви, разумеется, для которых у меня пока не хватает слов), так это то, как они между делом и не придавая этому особого значения разворачивают психологические теории, до которых просвещенный мир идет еще несколько веков. Вот здесь, например, как на ладони вся когнитивная терапия.
The most practical guide to the Christian life that I have yet found. A spiritual understanding for the things we do as Orthodox Christians, step-by-step instructions for what we ought to do to increase in holiness and in obedience to Christ, advice on raising children.
St. Theophan the Recluse, also known as Theophan Zatvornik or Theophanes the Recluse (Russian: Феофан Затворник), is a well-known saint in the Russian Orthodox Church. He was born George Vasilievich Govorov, in the village of Chernavsk. His father was a Russian Orthodox priest. He was educated in the seminaries at Livny, Orel and Kiev. In 1841 he was ordained, became a monk, and adopted the name T ...moreMore about Theophan the Recluse...