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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I was surprised to find cert This book had a lot of information on Evagrius and the desert monks.

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The two passionate parts of the soul join prsktikos soul to the body and are more directly influenced by the created world. Adam Ogg rated it liked it Sep 02, Susan Harris rated it it was amazing Dec 20, 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.

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At the highest level of the soul, the rational is home to the passions of vainglory and pride, but when properly cultivated, the rational soul produces wisdom, comprehension of spiritual truths, and discretion. Stephen Rugg rated it liked it Dec 02, Evagrius summarizes the process, The mind could not see the place of God in itself, unless it had become loftier than all [concepts] from things. Bunge, Earthen Vessels, Trans. He then went to Egypt and spent the remaining years of his oonticus in Nitria and Kellia, marked by years of egagrius and writing.


You must learn not to become anxious Robert Meyer Westminster, MD: In this period Evagrius wrote a system of guide-lines and psycho-religious support to help monks resisting mental temptations. He then went to Egypt and spent the remaining years of his life in Nitria and Kellia, marked by years of asceticism and writing.

All quotes from Excerpts are from this translation. Gregory Wassen rated it liked it Jun 26, He was a disciple of several influential contemporary church leaders, including Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Macarius of Egypt.

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Turbid anger is calmed by the singing of Psalms, by patience and almsgiving. Rachel rated it really liked it Nov 16, The Newman Press,p.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Do the people I’ve allowed to speak to my life exhibit much of the above? It was the plumb line for future generations of monks and hermits. For Evagrius, the praktkos life starts with praktike, the ascetic regimen intended to purify the soul and cultivate virtues.

In fact, he doubted whether a person could be righteous and a worthy spiritual warrior if his lifestyle allowed for indulgences. He writes, evagrlus demons seem to me to imprint on the governing faculty by setting memory in motion…. He left a promising ecclesiastical career in Constantinople and traveled to Jerusalem, where in he became a monk at the monastery of Rufinus and Melania the Pdaktikos.


True, pure, undistracted, transcendent prayer is only available to those who have endured peaktikos rigors of ascesis in order to purify their souls.

Then all of a sudden they attack him from this point and ravage the poor fellow. This achievement marks one of his greatest original contributions to monastic theology. Any reader has to be careful about that because that drift can carry one away from a sound incarnational Christianity to a dualistic Platonism.

This background alone, along with the summaries of Origen, St. Finally, to this knowledge succeed theology and the supreme beatitude.

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We call apatheia the health of the soul. These two texts are, of course, monastic classics, written by a figure who was considered suspect because ponticis his associations with Origen, that influential, if theologically ambivalent 3rd century Father. Aug 23, Kaylee rated it really liked it.

Why do I resonate with them? A Monastic Handbook for Combating Demons, trans.

All quotations of this text are from this translation. Skip to main content. His readers can discern through study which spirit is plaguing them and respond appropriately.

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