The Globalization of Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer Paperback

Contesting Contemplation

by Christopher D.L. Johnson;


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The Globalization of Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer

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The meditative prayer practices known as Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer have played an important role in the history of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. This book explores how these prayer practices have spread from a primarily monastic setting within Orthodox Christianity, into general Orthodox Christian usage, and finally into wider contemporary Western culture. As a result of this gradual geographic shift from a local to a global setting, caused mainly by immigration and dissemination of related texts, there has been a parallel shift of interpretation causing disagreement. By analyzing ongoing conversations on the practices, this book shows how such disagreements are due to differences in the way groups understand the ideas of authority and tradition. These fundamental ideas lie beneath much of the current discussion on particular aspects of the practices and also contribute to the wider academic debate over the globalization and appropriation of religious traditions.

The Globalization of Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer by Christopher D.L. Johnson was published by Continuum in May 2012. The ISBN for The Globalization of Hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer is 9781441141521.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherContinuum (May 2012)
Weight307g
Number of Pages214
Thickness11 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9781441141521
ISBN-101441141529
Product Code4029981
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