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On the Mystical Life: Life Times and Theology v. 3 : The Ethical Discourses - The New Theologian,Saint Symeon

On the Mystical Life: Life Times and Theology v. 3

The Ethical Discourses

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This is the third of a three-volume series. The first two volumes translated St Symeon's Ethical Discourses, while this book seeks to place the teaching of the discourses in their proper context, both among Symeon's other writings and with regard to his sources in the Tradition. Included thus is a sketch of Symeon's life and times, together with an extensive discussion of his thought, particularly against the background in the ascetical, mystical, and theological literature of the Christian East prior to the tenth century

Introductionp. 7
St Symeon's Life and Timesp. 13
The Life of our holy Father, Symeon the New Theologian, Priest and abbot of the Monastery of St Mamasp. 21
Charismatic vs. Institutional: On Confession and the Role of Experiencep. 39
The Shape of St Symeon's Thoughtp. 55
The Ascetic Life: Renunciation, the Struggle for the Virtues, and Dispassionp. 56
The Vision of God: St Symeon the Mysticp. 81
The Gloryp. 81
A Personal and Sacramental Experiencep. 105
The Theologianp. 121
Of the Holy Trinityp. 123
Of Participation in the Life of the Trinityp. 134
Of the Word Made Fleshp. 140
Of the Image of God in Man: Fall and Restorationp. 147
For Future Generations: St. Symeon the Contributorp. 175
Letter on Confessionp. 185
Bibliographyp. 205
Index of Scriptural Referencesp. 211
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780881411447
ISBN-10: 0881411442
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 31st October 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23