How does one discern the truth? Many paths are turned inward, are egoistic, Gnostic and self-serving. Others are contradictory in their demands, confusing to seekers, dishonestly promising ecstatic experience with little effort. Evdokimov draws from the great current of Christian spiritual life in the West and in particular the Eastern tradition, revealing how modern mankind may recover the voices of silence, prayer and contemplation. Ages of the Spiritual Life presents a different view of the spiritual life. Paul Evdokimov's spirituality is open to God, the world and to the neighbor. It is the spirituality of the Great Tradition of the Church, but refreshingly new, rooted in the Bible and liturgy but entwined with the everyday life of home, school and work, a spirituality that is truly "for the life of the world." Models and teachers are the desert fathers and mothers and the monastics. Evdokimov's gift is the idea of an "interiorized monasticism" for all. The true pattern of the spiritual life for us in our time means incorporating into our lives the basics of the monastics' life: prayers, liturgy, scripture, work, love and care for the neighbor.
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Paul Evdokimov (1902-1970) was a professor at St Sergius Theological Institute in Paris, Director of the Center of Orthodox Studies and served as the Director of the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Geneva. He has been appropriately called a theological bridge between East and West because he brings patristic insights to bear upon modern situations.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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Descripción St Vladimirs Seminary Press March 1998, 1998. Paper Back. Estado de conservación: New. Anyone who takes at all seriously historic Christian spirituality -- which is at its core monastic spirituality -- must sooner or later confront the question: ''How can the ascetical life be lived in the world?'' How can the rigor of The Ladder of Divine Ascent be taken up by those in secular society, perhaps in the community of marriage? A priest friend recently proposed a winsome answer, essentially saying that Climacus' instruction was like a melody that had to be transposed into a new key, for a different instrument than that for which it had originally been written. Ages of the Spiritual Life is exactly that transposition, an approach to the classic themes of ascetic spirituality -- poverty, chastity, obedience, discernment, silence, vigilance, humility -- that renders them in terms accessible to any Christian, without subtracting anything from their demands or their promise. Evdokimov's pregnant, aphoristic prose should be read slowly and meditatively, with due attention to the amazing way in which scripture is used to interpret scripture, or patristic citation, or even modern philosophical query, and these mutually to enlighten the scripture in turn. Fully faithful to Orthodox teaching yet respectfully cognizant of the unique insights and dangerous tendencies of the modern temper, Evdokimov offers a living, poetic insight into the verities and mysteries of the human condition in the light of Christ. Nº de ref. de la librería 92361
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