Christe Eleison! Paperback

The Invocation of Christ in Eastern Monastic Psalmody c. 350-450

by James F. Wellington;

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Christe Eleison!

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For centuries the Jesus Prayer has been leading Orthodox Christians beyond the language of liturgy and the representations of iconography into the wordless, imageless stillness of the mystery of God. In more recent years it has been helping a growing number of Western Christians to find a deeper relationship with God through the continual rhythmic repetition of a short prayer which, by general agreement, first emerged from the desert spirituality of early monasticism. In this study James Wellington explores the understanding and practice of the psalmody which underpinned this spirituality. By means of an investigation of the importance of psalmody in desert monasticism, an exploration of the influence of Evagrius of Pontus and a thorough examination of selected psalm-commentaries in circulation in the East at this time, he reveals a monastic culture which was particularly conducive to the emergence of a Christ-centred invocatory prayer.

Christe Eleison! by James F. Wellington was published by Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften in July 2014. The ISBN for Christe Eleison! is 9783034317894.

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Details for Christe Eleison!

Page last updated 21st June 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 2014)
Edition1st New edition
Number of Pages241
Thickness15 mm
Height225 mm
Width150 mm
Product Code4302700
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