Dragon's Wine and Angel's Bread: The Teaching of Evagrius Ponticus on Anger and Meekness

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St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2009 - Religion - 148 pages
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"Evagrius Ponticus (343-399 AD), an influential writer among the early Christian monks, spent sixteen years in the desert of Egypt, mostly at Kellia (the Cells). He was a disciplineof the two Macarii - saints of Egypt and of Alexandria - under whose guidance he became a "philosopher," one who writes about the Christian life." "This study of Evagrius writings on anger, and its causes, consequences and cures, offers useful spiritual insight with practical applications for the post modern reader. Drawing from Evagrius' voluminous writings, the author examines the stirrings of the human heart, deftly diagnosing the souces of overblown and wayward anger." --Book Jacket.

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Evagrius's (d. 399AD)teachings get condemned as Origenistic in the 6th Century, but his influence on Christian spirituality was so ingrained by then that his influence spread often under pseudonyms ... Read full review

Contents

AgressivenessAn Entirely Natural Concern?
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The Evagrian Image of Man
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The Vice of Demons
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