4; J.E. Bamberger, ‘Introduction’ in Evagrius Ponticus’ The Praktikos & Chapters on Prayer, trans. J.E. Bamberger (Trappist, KY: Cistercian Publications, ). EVAGRIUS PONTICUS PRAKTIKOS / ΠΡΑΚΤΙΚΟΣ Prologue, § A Carthusian enters the Grand Chartreuse The Belles Heures of John Duke of Berry, Evagrius Ponticus: The Praktikos. Chapters on Prayer” (Cistercian Studies, ) Evagrius Ponticus (Author), John Eudes Bamberger.
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The amount of attention Evagrius gives to the practical, day-to-day lifestyle of the ascetic life indicates its importance. You can tell it is aimed at a specific audience theology scholars but I still enjoyed it and I am just an amateur interested in religious studies.
Evagrous Ogg rated it liked it Sep 02, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. After a time of dedicated asceticism, the soul progresses toward apatheia, the state when the passions no longer trouble the soul and when the ascetic passes on to the next phase of the spiritual life — gnostike.
Aaron Lockhart rated it really liked it Aug 29, He warns that they may try to pull a person away from his longed-for contemplation and get him involved in affairs contrary to monastic stillness.
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See Harmless, Desert Christians, p. Daniel Wasielewski rated it liked it Nov 10, Palladius gives details on how Evagrius practiced evqgrius. For Evagrius, sins are a corruption of virtue and thus a deviance from the original design. I love this desert father. He encourages monks to engage in careful observation of their demonic enemies.
Guide to Evagrius Ponticus
All quotes from On Thoughts are from this translation. One of most influential theologians in the late fourth-century church, he was well known as a thinker, polished speaker, and gifted writer.
Vanessa Herbold’leyendecker rated it it was amazing Mar 06, One of the most significant signs that a person has achieved apatheia is the calmness and clarity of mind that allows prayer without distraction. All quotations of this text are from this translation.
Patricia Krupinski rated it it was amazing Oct pknticus, True, pure, undistracted, transcendent prayer is only available to those who have endured the rigors of thd in order to purify their souls.
His terse definition of silent prayer as “the shedding of thoughts” was often quoted. Evagrius warns, …the unpure…do not know the contemplation of these things and even if they learned it from others and chanted it, they would not be heard, owing to the profusion of evagrous clouds and clamour raised in battle by the passions.
Trivia About Evagrius Ponticus Oxford University Press, ], p. You must learn not to become anxious You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Apatheia is no mere passivity, lack of desire, or lack of emotion. Pontidus are no better than a man of affairs engaged in a kind of landscape gardening.
The Newman Press, Evagrius encourages prayer, especially in nightly vigils, to combat demons. An understanding of the passions and demonic manipulation of them gives the monks power to evagfius demons in battle. Let him observe their intensity, their periods of decline, and follow them as they rise and fall.
The Praktikos & Chapters On Prayer
In the Praktikos, he states, Reading, vigils, and prayer — these are the things that lend stability to evgrius wandering mind.
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Guide to Evagrius Ponticus
Evatrius regimen of daily self-denial is necessary to overcome the passions. Remember me on this computer. Again, how they set the memory in motion must be explored. Gregory Wassen rated it liked it Jun 26, Evagrius was a Christian monk. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Basil and others who either influenced or were influenced by Evagrius is well worth it. Evagrius instructs monks to be keen observers of their enemy. Intriguing perspective on the concept of sin and how to handle temptation.