Publisher description for Writings from the Philokalia on prayer of the heart / translated from the Russian text 'Dobrotolubiye' by E. Kadloubovsky and G.E.H. Palmer.
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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
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.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Spiritual life Orthodox Eastern Church, Asceticism Orthodox Eastern Church, Orthodox Eastern Church Doctrines