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The Roots of Christian Mysticism: Texts from the Patristic Era with Commentary, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781565484856
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By linking together a series of brilliantly chosen texts from the early centuries of the Church, the author lays bare the roots of the deeply mystical spirituality that has flourished among Christians throughout the ages. This book will appeal to anyone who is interested in the field of spirituality. It is a masterly contribution to Christian scholarship, and this second edition includes an extraordinarily useful Index.

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  • Approaches the subject doctrinally, reflecting in the mystery rather than on it
  • Deals with the path of ascesis, that ‘spiritual combat, harder than the battles of men’ the objective of which, however, is to let go
  • Makes possible to judge more precisely where Christianity stands in relation to other world religion and to the various forms of atheism

Understanding the Mystery

    Initiation for Warfare

    • Ecclesia: A Place for Rebirth
    • The Interior Combat
    • Confidence and Humility
    • Passions Transfigured, Thought Transcended

    Approaches to Contemplation

    • On Prayer
    • The Glory of God Hidden in His Creatures
    • Enstasy – Ecstasy
    • The Difficult Love
    Anthologies of mysticism abound, but this one is clearly in a class by itself … It is spiritual reading in the true sense – a book to be read and re-read, to be pondered and savored.

    —Spirit & Life

    There are some books so good that all one wants to say is: go out, buy it and read it - it is marvelous! And so it is with this fine translation.

    —Andrew Louth, Fairacres Chronicle

    Clément has provided a helpful contribution to all who are interested in the study of spirituality.


    The Roman Catholic church and Orthodoxy have been separated for nearly a thousand years. And yet, as Clément so elegantly demonstrates, we have the same communion of faith and sacraments.

    —Harold Isbell, Commonweal

    In the Logos Reader Edition, this volume is enhanced to best fit the content. Scripture references are hand-tagged to integrate with powerful functionality in Logos Bible Software. Page milestones and internal citation tagging provide accurate points of reference. Search important words across resources to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive tools for reading digital content are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.


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