Item description for Mystic in the Graveyard: The Exile of Charles Bozidar Ashanin by Denbo Haskins Peter...
Dr. Ashanin's great love and awareness of God gave him rare insight into the souls and spiritual needs of others. He saw and felt things of the spirit in ways that most people cannot. Though he never claimed to be so, Dr. Ashanin was a true mystic, combining an all-consuming devotion to the Presence of the Holy with gifts of clairvoyance, wisdom and a profound understanding of Scripture and of the writings of the early teachers of the Faith. As a scholar of early Church History, he inspired many students with his genuine living out of the Gospel through his care of their souls. At the university of Ghana in Lagos, Africa, at Allen and Claflin Universities in South Carolina, and finally for 23 years at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana, Dr. Ashanin was more than a professor-he was a mentor, beloved friend and companion on the spiritual journey. Dr. Ashanin's deep life of prayer and compassion also committed him to ecumenism, to the Body of Christ in all its manifestations. As a member of the Eastern Orthodox Church with twelve hundred years of Slavonic spirituality in his soul, he worked closely with students studying for the Protestant ministry, enriching their traditions and perspectives of the Gospel in the manner of a true "staretz" (spiritual guide). This ecumenical commitment cost him greatly. For its sake, he suffered the disdain and persecution of colleagues whose "modern" Christianity mocked and rejected his devotion to the transforming spirituality of the early Church.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.82" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date Jun 26, 2006
Publisher Orthodox Research Institute
ISBN 1933275073 ISBN13 9781933275079
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Charles Ashanin, a professor, mentor and friend. Jun 28, 2007
Peter haskins has done an excellent job of the capturing the life of Charles Ashanin. I did not know Peter personally but I knew of him while at seminary.
I came to Christian Theological Seminary in 1988 as a 53-year-old first year student. Charles was first-of-all a professor of Early Church History. He became a mentor and friend, not only to me but to my wife and children. Whenever I had a problem Charles would know about it before I told him. He was instrumental in me realizing that my wife needed to return to college and receive a bachelor's degree. Charles would stop me in the hall, put his hand on my shoulder, close his eyes and speak. I knew his words were coming from almighty God.
This book is especially meaningfull for someone who knew and loved Charles. We kept in touch after he retired from CTS and he and I and Natalie, his wife, would go to lunch togenter.