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A history of the Athonite Commonwealth : the spiritual and cultural diaspora of Mount Athos

Author: Graham Speake
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the part played by monks of Mount Athos in the diffusion of Orthodox monasticism throughout Eastern Europe and beyond. It focuses on the lives of outstanding holy men in the history of Orthodoxy who have been drawn to the Mountain, have absorbed the spirit of its wisdom and its prayer, and have returned to the outside world, inspired to spread the results of their labours and learning. In a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2017061659
(OCoLC)1023774897
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Speake
ISBN: 9781108349222 1108349226
OCLC Number: 1041501028
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Part I: 1. Introduction; 2. The monastic life; Part II: 3. St Athanasios the Athonite (c.925-1000/1): founder of cenobitic monasticism on Athos; 4. The enlighteners of Georgia; 5. St Antony (983-1073) and St Theodosius (1035-1074) of Kiev: fathers of Russian monasticism; 6. St Sava (1175-1236): illuminator of Serbia; 7. St Gregory of Sinai (c.1265-1346): initiator of the 'Hesychast International'; 8. St Gregory Palamas (1296-1359): champion of hesychasm on Athos; 9. St Theodosius of Trnovo (c.1300-1363) and the Bulgarian school of hesychasm; 10. St Nikodimos of Tismana (1320-1406): transmitter of hesychasm to Wallachia; 11. St Sergius of Radonezh (1314-1392) and St Nil Sorsky (c.1433-1508): revivers of Russian monasticism; 12. St Maximos the Greek (c.1470-1556): enlightener of Russia; 13. St Kosmas the Aetolian (1714-1779): teacher of the Greek nation, apostle to the Albanians; 14. St Paisy Velichkovsky (1722-1794): reviver of hesychasm; 15. St Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain (1749-1809): editor of the Philokalia; 16. Athos and the West; Epilogue.
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Explores how for 1,000 years Mount Athos has played a unique role in facilitating the spread of Orthodoxy throughout Eastern Europe and beyond. As purveyors of spiritual and mystical ideas, the monks  Read more...

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