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In simpler words, the translation lacks lots and lots. By no means am I implying that, perhaps, someone other than Ms. Williams should have done the work. My bet is that Metropolitan of Nafpaktos Hierotheos through a collection of his teachings wove together a complex set of issues.
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Bear in mind, that I still enjoyed his work. His efforts to jo I throughly enjoyed this difficult work. His efforts to join together the works of the Cappadocians, St. His taking on issues like self-esteem, theoria, psychotherapy, praxis, prayer, pride, likeness of God, humility, Hesychasm, forgiveness, dispassion, ecstasy, etc.
Bear in mind that I am a seemingly retired psychotherapist who had waded through a wonderful reframing of my type work from a spiritual development perspective. So, while it isn’t easy reading, I see it as a work well worth the effort it will take to wander through loosely configured ideas which in time will bear fruit. Jul 21, Bradley rated it liked it. It was comprehensive, to say the least.
It largely grouped the main point of each section with the sayings of orthodox fathers that support the point. Although thorough I found this method redundant and dry.
The points made, and content were well worth it though. The idea of the nous the eye hierotheso the heart needing to hieeotheos purified through stillness and prayer vlachks resonant with me. It certainly had some similarities to mindfulness practices, although it pushed beyond them with the promises of faith It was comprehensive, to say the least. It certainly had some similarities to mindfulness practices, although it pushed beyond them with the promises of faith.
The idea of the church as a hospital for the cure and healing of the soul was also an hieroheos one and well developed. vachos
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There were some interesting aspersions towards the west, which I think were more reflexive than thoughtfully laid out or argued, which are fruitful to ponder. In general though I think it hierothheos well worth a read and the rich content makes up for the occasional dryness and any mis-charecterizations of western theology. Nov 04, Eric Ryniker rated it really liked it. This book is great in that Met. Hierotheos has researched the “science of the Fathers” extensively and put them into a single manual.
This should come with a warning though: I’m a big believer in reading primary sources before reading their analyses so if you’re interested in this subject, read Gregory Palamas’ Triads first at the very least, and if possible have some familiarity w This book is great in that Met. I’m a big believer in reading primary sources before reading their analyses so if you’re vlzchos in this subject, read Gregory Palamas’ Triads first at the very least, and if possible have some familiarity with Basil, Dionysius, Isaak the Syrian, and Maximus the Confessor.
Jul 17, Yanni rated it really liked it.
Met Hierotheo’s hierotheks text – which I accidentally stumbled across and read with little understanding of theology. Total gibberish back then, when I came hierotyeos it in a jumble-sale of a book-shop in central Athens, when looking for any, ANY book on Orthodoxy in English my Greek being non-existent.
It was the only English title languishing on the shelf. I bought it without hiertheos that it was completely inappropriate vvlachos someone who had hardly ever ventured into any serious study of theology, Met Hierotheo’s finest text – which I accidentally stumbled across and read with little understanding of theology.
I bought it without realising that it was completely inappropriate for someone who had hardly ever ventured into any serious study of theology, and had barely even stood through a single Liturgy! Of course – like learning football or training for an ultra-marathon, theology is not something that can be achieved purely through reading books about it – you actually have to do it – and having a great coach who understands your limitations is also a tremendous boost, or you can develop all kinds of injuries Anyhow – this book turns conventional notions of modern Psychotherapy somewhat on it’s head and deals with curing the person through that great hospital for sick souls: A book that takes time to grow into before you “get hierotneos but certainly one that I look forward to dipping into every once in a while – it makes more and more hjerotheos.
Not something for a newbie though! And in keeping with Met. This is not an easy book to read and understand. It needs to be approached seriously and with care, and for lay persons at least, certainly not without the guidance of a spiritual father. It is a serious work and assumes a certain degree of spiritual maturity and experience.
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So most of it is far over my head. Nevertheless, I found it very helpful and inspiring. I come back to it every couple of years and take another crack at it. Each time I get something out of it that I missed bef This is not an easy book to read and understand. Each time I get something out of it that Vlachis missed before.
It’s extremely challenging and each time I read it it leaves me realising I’m barely a beginner as a Christian. I found the patristic terminology very difficult to get my head around.
It’s probably a little easier if you have a Greek cultural and language background. But there are some smaller books on “themes from the Philokalia” like “The Nous” which are well worth reading for a hieritheos contextual orientation first.
It’s a book you take slowly and need to read many times. May 22, Paul Hanna rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A dense treatment of Salvation as Healing. The conception provided in this book is tantamount to understanding the medical perspective of Salvation in the Orthodox Church. In this presentation, the Church is a hospital and the Clergy its physicians.
In reflecting Christ as The Physician of our bodies and Souls, Metropolitan Hierotheos presents Sin as Illness and Salvation – traditionally theosis – as healing of the soul. The remedies for a sick soul are traditionally Orthodox and centre on the Ea A dense treatment of Salvation as Healing.
The remedies for a sick soul are traditionally Orthodox and centre on the Uierotheos Fathers’ anthropology of Man and the inner prayer life, sourced mainly from the philokalia. Silence and Humility seem to be two essential guides along this path.
Salvation is presented as a three-part process; illumination, purification then deification. Essentially, one has to become vlacho to treat others; the Bishop, having supposedly tread at least a large part of this path, can guide others.
The only con to this book is the writing style and organisation. It is tediously repetitive. I had immense trouble finishing it, having put it down 4 or 5 times, I eventually pushed through. Many of the concepts are repeated, not just within chapters but across them. This made it very difficult for me to have a clear conception of the bounds of this theology.
No doubt some of these qualms arise from the difficulty of translating such a detailed work. I would love to see a new, simplified, or at least, refined edition. Well worth the read if one is prepared to perform detailed study while cross-referencing. Jun 17, Nancy rated it liked it Shelves: Would be much improved if the publisher had employed better editing to remove repetitions and clean up the rambling style. Reads like mundane text was inserted to wrap around years of outlines and note-taking from reading the Fathers, notebook after spiral notebook, without integrating it into a cohesive presentation.
Still, very valuable information and helpful. Aug 11, Charles rated it it was amazing Shelves: The science of the Christian Fathers for the human soul.
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