Item description for Steps to Spiritual Perfection: Studies on Spiritual Progress in Evagrius Ponticus by Jeremy Driscoll...
Overview Comments on Evagrius' teachings in such a way as to explain their intentionally enigmatic content in its fourth century context and to show their contemporary relevance.
Publishers Description Evagrius Ponticus (345-"399) was among the first of the desert fathers to articulate in writing the wisdom of the monastic movement. Jeremy Driscoll comments in this book on Evagrius in such a way as to show his spiritual relevance for our times. The encounter with Evagrius here becomes for modern readers what it was for those to whom he first wrote: a way of receiving spiritual nourishment and advice from one of the desert masters far away.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.44" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher Paulist Press
Series Newman Press
ISBN 0809142643 ISBN13 9780809142644
Availability 0 units.
More About Jeremy Driscoll
Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B., is a priest and monk of Mount Angel Abbey, St. Benedict, Oregon. He is a professor of theology at Mount Angel Seminary and at the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant' Anselmo in Rome. He is the author of several books of theology and poetry.
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Good academic work Jul 26, 2007
If you want to work with ancient patterns of spiritual formation, this is a good place to start. However, I cannot recommend it for an average small group setting. It s an academic work, good quality, but for the average person in the pew this will not be a good starting point.