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Tradition and Creativity in the Construction and Reading of the <i>Philokalia</i>

J. L. Zecher

in The Philokalia

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780195390261
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932931 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390261.003.0008
Tradition and Creativity in the Construction and Reading of the Philokalia

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This chapter explores the nature of spiritual fatherhood in Symeon the New Theologian and the dangers for the ancient and modern church.

Keywords: Symeon the New Theologian; authority; spiritual abuse; spiritual direction; Orthodox; fathers; mothers; abbot; monastic

Chapter.  7769 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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