The Philokalia and the Inner Life Paperback

On Passions and Prayer

by Christopher C. H. Cook;

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The Philokalia and the Inner Life

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The Philokalia was published in Venice in 1782. It is an anthology of patristic writings from the Eastern Church, spanning the 4th to the 15th Centuries, which has been the subsequent focus of a significant revival in Orthodox spirituality. It presents an understanding of psychopathology and mental life which is significantly different to that usually encountered in western Christianity. It also presents accounts of both mental wellbeing and the pathologies of the mind or soul which are radically different to contemporary secular accounts and yet which also find remarkable points of similarity with contemporary psychotherapeutic approaches, such as cognitive therapy. The book provides an introduction to the history of the Philokalia and the philosophical, anthropological and theological influences that contributed to its information. It presents a critical account of the pathologies of the soul, the remedies for these pathologies, and the therapeutic goals as portrayed by the authors of the Philokalia. It then offers a critical engagement of this material with a contemporary understanding of psychotherapy.Finally, it raises important questions about the relationship between thoughts and prayer.

The Philokalia and the Inner Life by Christopher C. H. Cook was published by James Clarke & Co Ltd in January 2011 and is our 56800th best seller. The ISBN for The Philokalia and the Inner Life is 9780227173428.

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Details for The Philokalia and the Inner Life

Page last updated 24th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJames Clarke & Co Ltd (January 2011)
Number of Pages381
Thickness21 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code3477685
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