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Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart

Author(s):   Kadloubovsky
Publisher:   Faber & Faber (1992)
Format:   Paperback
Copies:   1 copy available
Product Info:   Book Description

The Philokalia is an important collection of writings by Fathers of the Eastern Church dating from the fourth to the fourteenth century. It exists in three versions: the Greek, complied in the eighteenth century; the Slavonic; and the Russian.

The Russian text, translated by Bishop Theophan the Recluse in the nineteenth century, and consisting of five volumes (with which a sixth is sometimes associated), is the most complete of all three versions. It is the Russian text that has been used in translating into English this selection, which presents a range of Philokalia writings concerning the Jesus Prayer.

Editorial Reviews

"One of the most important spiritual treatises ever to be translated into English."-Catholic Herald

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian, Greek