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Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by alongtheway, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. alongtheway

    alongtheway Grace that is greater than all our sin

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    G'day brethren,

    What are some books that you can recommend on the following topics

    - Theosis
    - Christian meditation
    - Heaven/Hell
    - Ancestral sin
    - Love of God

    thank you.

    blessings,
    alongtheway
     
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  2. Anthony2019

    Anthony2019 Pax et bonum! CF Ambassadors Supporter

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    I'm currently reading "The Flame of Sacred Love" by Brother Ramon SSF
     
  3. alongtheway

    alongtheway Grace that is greater than all our sin

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    Greetings brother


    Thanks
     
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  4. Lawrence87

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    For "Christian meditation" I'd recommend The Art of Prayer: An Orthodox Anthology

    Basically anything by Saint Theophan the Recluse will give you a lot of insight into this subject
     
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  5. ArmyMatt

    ArmyMatt Regular Member Supporter

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    The Sayings of the Desert Fathers pretty much covers all of these.
     
  6. bpd_stl

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    Desert Fathers, John Cassian's Conferences & the Philokalia (all 4 volumes...haven't gotten to the 5th volume yet). Also consider Palladius' Lausiac History. They have significantly shaped my spirituality & personal theological outlook.
     
  7. ArmyMatt

    ArmyMatt Regular Member Supporter

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    Palamas is deep but he's good too.
     
  8. bpd_stl

    bpd_stl Member

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    Also Maximus the Confessor: "discovered" his writings in the seminary while studying the Lateran Council of 649.
     
  9. ArmyMatt

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    nice
     
  10. ArmyMatt

    ArmyMatt Regular Member Supporter

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    and I will add, St John of Damascus' Exact Exposition
     
  11. bpd_stl

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    I say this as a Roman Catholic: that was back when we were an undivided Church. If one decides to study Maximus's life, you'll see. Nonetheless, Maximus is a Father of the Church as recognized by both the EO and the RCC, per Pope Benedict XVI.
     
  12. ArmyMatt

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    see what?
     
  13. SalemsConcordance

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    Thoughts Determine our Lives - Elder Thaddeus
    Wounded by Love - St Porphyrios (some areas are very deep IMO)
     
  14. ArmyMatt

    ArmyMatt Regular Member Supporter

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    great choices
     
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