4; J.E. Bamberger, ‘Introduction’ in Evagrius Ponticus’ The Praktikos & Chapters on Prayer, trans. J.E. Bamberger (Trappist, KY: Cistercian Publications, ). EVAGRIUS PONTICUS PRAKTIKOS / ΠΡΑΚΤΙΚΟΣ Prologue, § A Carthusian enters the Grand Chartreuse The Belles Heures of John Duke of Berry, Evagrius Ponticus: The Praktikos. Chapters on Prayer” (Cistercian Studies, ) Evagrius Ponticus (Author), John Eudes Bamberger.

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Then all of a sudden they attack him from this point and ravage the poor fellow.

All quotes from the Praktikos and Chapters on Prayer are from this translation unless otherwise noted. And what is short-lived is more harmful than profitable.

He was a ponhicus of several influential contemporary church leaders, including Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Macarius of Egypt. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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It also covered early Christian beliefs specifically in angels and demons that are not often referred to in today’s modern “Christian Inspiration” titles. Michael rated it it was amazing Jun 23, All quotations of this text are from this translation. Susan Harris rated it it was amazing Dec 20, Adam Ogg rated it liked it Sep 02, Evagrius analyzes the way in which the demons will seize such passionate thoughts, memories, and even dreams inherent in a corrupted soul to lead a monk astray.


Ultimately the goal of ascetical practice is to rid the mind of all passions, images, and pontocus of tangible creation in order to approach God through a prayer that is undefiled and undistracted — that is, to engage in pure prayer. Skip to main content. This book has been on an unofficial list for years, so when I was thinking of books to buy from my birthday money last year, I thought it was time.

Finally, to this knowledge succeed theology and the supreme beatitude. Yet, Evagrius is hard to beat in his deep discussion of the psychology of prayer which is his primary virtue here. Daniel Wasielewski rated it liked it Nov 10, Notify me of new comments via email. These two texts are, of course, monastic classics, written by a figure who was considered suspect because of his associations with Origen, that influential, if theologically ambivalent 3rd century Father.

Open Preview See a Problem? Jan 20, Kimberly rated it really liked it Shelves: All quotes from On Thoughts are from this translation. There are events which warrant more food or water, namely in acting hospitably toward others or when the body is too weak to abstain.

The introduction is probably just as long as the actual Praktikos and Chapters written by Evagrius, but it was well written and I was not tempted to skip through it like I tend to do sometimes with boring, lengthy introductions written by intellectuals. He writes, …the demons seem to me to imprint on the governing faculty by setting memory in motion…. Quotes from Evagrius Ponticus The amount of attention Evagrius plnticus to the practical, day-to-day lifestyle of the ascetic life indicates its importance.


Preview — Evagrius Ponticus by Evagrius Ponticus. Eric Gilmour rated it liked it Dec 25, Any reader has to be careful about that because that drift can carry one away from a sound incarnational Christianity to a dualistic Platonism.

The Praktikos & Chapters On Prayer

Evagrus In Sign Up. In order to quell the passions, a monk must first live a lifestyle conducive to the cleansing of his soul. An understanding of the passions and demonic manipulation of them gives the monks power to vanquish demons in battle.

You must learn not evavrius become anxious His readers can discern through study which spirit is plaguing them and respond appropriately. He left a promising ecclesiastical career in Constantinople and traveled to Jerusalem, where in he b Evagrius Ponticus Greek: Apatheia is no mere passivity, lack of desire, or lack of emotion.

Evagrius Ponticus: The Praktikos Chapters On Prayer by Evagrius Ponticus

I have only gotten to read Ponticus’s section on his eight deadly thoughts. If you truly pray you evaggius a theologian. This is a Spiritual Classic.