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Ladder of Divine Ascent : Classics of Western Spirituality (Paperback) - St.John Climacus,

Ladder of Divine Ascent

Classics of Western Spirituality (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 1st December 1988
ISBN: 9780809123308
Number Of Pages: 301

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John Climacus (c. 579-649) was abbot of the monastery of Catherine on Mount Sinai. His Ladder was the most widely used handbook of the ascetical life in the ancient Greek Church.

Forewordp. ix
Abbreviationsp. x
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
On Renunciation of Lifep. 73
On Detachmentp. 81
On Exilep. 85
On Obediencep. 91
On Penitencep. 121
On Remembrance of Deathp. 132
On Mourningp. 136
On Placidity and Meeknessp. 146
On Malicep. 152
On Slanderp. 155
On Talkativeness and Silencep. 158
On Falsehoodp. 160
On Despondencyp. 162
On Gluttonyp. 165
On Chastityp. 171
On Avaricep. 187
On Povertyp. 189
On Insensitivityp. 191
On Sleep, Prayer and the Singing in Church of Psalmsp. 194
On Alertnessp. 196
On Unmanly Fearsp. 199
On Vaingloryp. 201
On Pridep. 207
On Meekness, Simplicity, Guilelessness, and Wickednessp. 214
On Humilityp. 218
On Discernmentp. 229
A Brief Summary of All the Preceding Stepsp. 256
On Stillnessp. 261
On Prayerp. 274
On Dispassionp. 282
On Faith, Hope, and Lovep. 286
A Brief Summary and Exhortationp. 291
Index to the Preface and Introductionp. 293
Index to the Textp. 296
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ISBN: 9780809123308
ISBN-10: 0809123304
Series: Classics of Western Spirituality (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 301
Published: 1st December 1988
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.09  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Type: New edition

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