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Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart G.E.H. Palmer

Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart

G.E.H. Palmer

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ISBN : 9780571163939
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420 pages
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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.TheMoreThe 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.