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The Struggle For Virtue

Author: Archbishop Averky (Taushev)
Publisher: Holy Trinity Monastery
ISBN: 9780884653738
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Archbishop Averky is considered one of the great scholars of 20th-century Orthodoxy and this book brings to the English-speaking world his answer to the question “What is asceticism?” A bearer of the saving doctrine of the Patristic teaching, he steadfastly defended traditional Orthodoxy and passed on this teaching through his commentaries on Scripture and other works in the Russian language. In showing how evil is rooted out and virtue is implanted in the soul, Archbishop Averky counters the many false understandings that exist showing that the practice of authentic asceticism is integral to the spiritual life and the path to blessed communion with God.

Gandhi S Ascetic Activism

Author: Veena R. Howard
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438445571
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Discusses Gandhi’s creative use of ascetic practice, particularly his practice of celibacy, for nonviolent activism.

Charisma Medieval And Modern

Author: Peter Iver Kaufman
Publisher: MDPI
ISBN: 303842000X
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Charisma, Medieval and Modern" that was published in Religions

Western Asceticism

Author: Owen Chadwick
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664241612
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Students of church history and the monastic ascetic life will find this volume of much interest. Contained are three important documents of the early Christian Church: "The Sayings of the Fathers," "The Conferences of Cassian," and "The Rule of Saint Benedict." Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works--each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century--contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries.

Realism Ethics And Secularism

Author: George Levine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139474650
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George Levine is one of the world's leading scholars of Victorian literature and culture. This collection of his essays develops the key themes of his work: the intersection of nineteenth-century British literature, culture and science and the relation of knowledge and truth to ethics. The essays offer perspectives on George Eliot, Thackeray, the Positivists, and the Scientific Naturalists, and reassess the complex relationship between Ruskin and Darwin. In readings of Lawrence and Coetzee, Levine addresses Victorian and modern efforts to push beyond the limits of realist art by testing its aesthetic and epistemological limits in engagement with the self and the other. Some of Levine's most important contributions to the field are reprinted, in revised and updated form, alongside previously unpublished material. Together, these essays cohere into an exploration both of Victorian literature and culture and of ethical, epistemological, and aesthetic problems fundamental to our own times.

The Western Heritage

Author: Donald Kagan
Publisher: Pearson College Div
ISBN: 9780136173748
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Present a strong, clear narrative account of the central developments in Western history.The book calls attention to certain critical themes -- the development of political freedom and constitutional government; the shifting relations among religion, society, and the state; the development of science and technology and their impact on thought and social institutions; and the major religious and intellectual currents that have shaped Western culture.

Western Heritage

Author: Donald Kagan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 9780023632778
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