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The Art of Prayer - Igumen of Valamo Khariton

The Art of Prayer

By: Igumen of Valamo Khariton (Editor), Kallistos Ware (Editor, Introduction by), E. M. Palmer (Editor), E. Kadloubovsky (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1997
ISBN: 9780571191659
Number Of Pages: 288

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This is a collection of texts on prayer, taken from Greek and Russian sources. The spiritual teaching of the Orthodox Church appears here in its classic and traditional form, but expressed in unusually direct and vivid language. The Art of Prayer is concerned in particular with the most frequently used and best loved of all Orthodox prayers - the Jesus Prayer. It deals also with the general question 'What is Prayer?', with the different degrees of prayer from ordinary oral prayer to unceasing prayer of the heart, with the dangers of illusion and discouragement, and the need for seclusion and inner peace.

Introductionp. 9
Forewordp. 39
The Inner Closet of the Heartp. 43
What is Prayer?p. 51
The Jesus Prayerp. 75
The Fruits of Prayerp. 124
The Kingdom of the Heartp. 164
War with Passionsp. 199
Teachings of the Startsi of Valamo Monasteryp. 275
Further Readingp. 280
Indexp. 283
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ISBN: 9780571191659
ISBN-10: 0571191657
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st August 1997
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition