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Four Faces of Anger : Seneca, Evagrius Ponticus, Cassian, and Augustine.

Author: Gertrude Gillette
Publisher: Lanham : University Press of America, 2010.
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This book brings to the modern age wisdom on the topic of anger by four ancient authors: Seneca, Evagrius Ponticus, Cassian, and Augustine. These authors broadly represent the classic views on anger and focus on how anger inhibits spiritual growth of the soul and its relationship with God.
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Gillette, Gertrude.
Four Faces of Anger : Seneca, Evagrius Ponticus, Cassian, and Augustine.
Lanham : University Press of America, ©2010
Named Person: Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Evagrius, Ponticus; John Cassian; Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustine, of Hippo Saint; John Cassian; Evagrius, Ponticus; Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gertrude Gillette
ISBN: 9780761851707 0761851704
OCLC Number: 855502446
Description: 1 online resource (179 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Abbreviations; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Seneca: A Stoic Approach; Life; Philosophical Background; 1. What is anger?; 2. Is anger natural or useful?; 3. How does anger behave?; 1. The Causes or Stimuli of Anger; i). External Stimuli; ii)Internal Stimuli; 2. Characteristics of Anger; 4. How is Anger cured?; The General Rules; a)For children; b)For adults; i)Reform of the Mind; ii)Behavioral Skills; Precautionary steps; Immediate remedies; Conclusion: the Benefits; Chapter 2: Evagrius Ponticus: The Desert Approach. IntroductionLife; Evagrius ' Teaching on the Evil Thoughts; I. Anger: what it is; II. Causes: Why does a monk become angry?; III. Anger: what it does; What Anger does to Prayer; The Good of Restraint; IV. Remedies for the Cure of Anger; A. Discernment of Thoughts; B. Reconciliation; C. Virtue; D. Prayer; E. Asceticism; F. Gentleness; Conclusion; Chapter 3: Cassian: Anger & Friendship; Life; Introduction to Anger: the Eight Deadly Sins/Vices; I. Anger: the 4th Deadly Sin; II. Anger and Friendship: Conference 16; Introduction; 1. True Friendship; A./B. The Rules for true Friendship (and Commentary). 2. Conflict within FriendshipA. Wrong ways to react; B. Right ways for friends to respond; Conclusion; Chapter 4: Augustine: Anger in Community; I. An Overview of Augustine's Journey; Signposts along the way; 1.non in contentione et aemulatione; 2. Episcopal altercations; a. Megalius: A lesson in forgiveness; b. Fussala: Antony and his victims: compounded rage; Conclusion; II: Anger in the Context of the Rule; General Introduction: Augustine's Model of Monasticism; Garden Monastery; Clerical monastery; Introduction to the Rule and Anger; I. What ""makes"" Community; 1. Love and Harmony. A)Honor God Mutually in Each Otherb)Harmony of Voice and Heart; c)Service to the Community; d)Role of Superiors; 2. Everything in common; Manual Labor; II What Breaks Down Community; The Fearsome Foursome; 1. Seeking Affection/Love outside the Community; 2. Murmuring; 3. Anger; 4. Contumacy; III. Repairing the Damage; 1. Forgiveness; 2. Patient Endurance; 3. Correction; Conclusion; Postscript; III: The Sermons; 1. Lenten Exhortations; 2. Responses to Anger; A. Negative reactions; a)denial; b)nurturing resentment; c)seeking revenge; B. Positive responses; a)turning anger on itself. B)taking personal responsibility by admissionc)asking for forgiveness; d)forgiving; e)refraining from being party to others ' enmities; Conclusion; Concluding Remarks; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.

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