Writers of the Philokalia An Overview By Marilynn Hughes
Writers of the Philokalia: An Overview, (100 Pages) By Marilynn Hughes - WRITERS OF THE PHILOKALIA
WRITERS OF THE PHILOKALIA: An Overview - The Early Church Fathers of the Western Christian Tradition are widely known, but the Early Desert Fathers of the Orthodox Church (The Writers of the Philokalia) are not as widely known or understood. What makes them unique is their unusual asceticism. Most of them became hermits and lived in the caves of Egypt to uncover the deepest secrets of the inner soul of man. It was in this profound aloneness and heightened dispassion, that these Early Desert Fathers found God. And it was in this utter silence, that they expounded the deep truths which they discovered and wrote down for generations to come. ‘Writers of the Philokalia’ seeks to simplify the four to six volume collection of the Philokalia by introducing the lives and teachings of these Desert Fathers in an Overview fashion.
“Hope you are well. I for one am very happy about the arrival of this book. I have studied ‘The Philokalia’ only after your recommendation and was I glad about that! One of several books by other writers which you have guided me towards, my other personal favorite being ‘A Wanderer in the Spirit Lands’ by A. Farnese (http://outofbodytravel.org/mysticaltheology/afarnese.html). Books that have so much depth you gain more and more understanding on repeated readings (just like your own work of course). And great for reading before sleep. Fascinating to learn about these mysterious spiritual writers and the path they were called to follow. They must have been inspiring people to have encountered. It would be a blessing to have met them in person. Thanks, Marilynn, for this important and unique book.” – Neil Wodicka, Reader, London, UNITED KINGDOM
"Thanks Marilynn for the 'Writers of the Philokalia,' I've just finished reading it. It is not only about writers, but so very nice a summary of the Philokalia and for me another reason to read 'The Philokalia' again. Love, Greg" - Greg, Reader, UNITED STATES
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