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by Sebastian Brock

  • ISBN: 0879079010
  • Category: Christian Books
  • Author: Sebastian Brock
  • Subcategory: Worship & Devotion
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cistercian Publications (November 1, 1987)
  • Pages: 381 pages
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The Syriac Fathers are little known in the Western World, and it is a shame because their depths of delight in God and . A Must Have! The Philokalia of the East, collection of the Spiritual Fathers of the Syriac/Aramaic churches. 6 people found this helpful.

And yet, many of them sought to come closer to God by piercing through the barrier that is the flesh, and denying it in as many more ways as possible.

P. Brock, The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life. Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 1987. B. E. Colless, The Wisdom of the Pearlers. An Anthology of Syriac Christian Mysticism. Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 2008. The role of the heart: prayer as offering on interior altar of heart: Aphrahat, Dem. 4:1, "purity of heart constitutes prayer more than do all the prayers uttered aloud". 6:6, "Enter the chamber and pray to your Father in secret, with the door closed". Aphrahat, Dem. 4:10, "Our Lord's words thus tell us & in secret in your heart, and shut the door'.

A reading of the Syriac Fathers radically challenges and protests the level of discipleship even the most committed . Many of the prayers in this book are so sweet, if you are into prayer and the spiritual life. I gave my copy away and I doubt if the person who took it is actually reading it.

A reading of the Syriac Fathers radically challenges and protests the level of discipleship even the most committed among us in the twenty-first century West model. Aug 25, 2012 Fr. Ted rated it really liked it. I have enjoyed reading books from the Syriac Christian tradition. This book is really enjoyable and I can read it over and over again and never get bored. You read it prayerfully. Jan 15, 2013 Ephraim Lawson Bowick rated it liked it.

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unsurpassed as an introduction to the spirituality and the ascetical tradition of Syriac Christianity.

Title: The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life By: Sebastian P. Brock Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 381 Vendor: Cistercian Publications Publication Date: 2006. Dimensions: . 6 X . 2 (inches) Weight: 1 pound 2 ounces ISBN: 0879079010 ISBN-13: 9780879079017 Series: Cistercian Studies Stock No: WW079017. unsurpassed as an introduction to the spirituality and the ascetical tradition of Syriac Christianity. an outstanding introduction to a little-known region in the history of spirituality, as well as a wise store of practical counsel for those seeking to pray more deeply.

The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life. Kitchen, RA; MFG Parmentier (2004). The Book of Steps: The Syriac Liber Graduum. Cistercian Studies 196. Cistercian studies series 101. Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA: Cistercian. Brock, Sebastian P. (1997). A Brief Outline of Syriac Literature. Kmoskó, Mihály (1926).

Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications, 1987.

The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life, by Professor Sebastian Brock of Oxford University). December 1989 · Church History. Translated by BrockSebastian. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications, 1987. The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life. Volume 58 Issue 4 - Brian E. Daley. Introduced and translated by Sebastian Brock April 1990 · The Journal of Ecclesiastical History.

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Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life, The. From the Semitic-Aramaic spirituality of the early Church to the hellenized theological vision of later centuries, the Syrian tradition offers modern Christians an intensity, insights, and an immediacy rare in the West. Journal of Roman Studies. Customers Who Viewed This Product Also Viewed. Symeon the New Theologian: The Discourses. T. F. Torrance and Eastern Orthodoxy.

From the semitic-aramaic spirituality of the early Church to the Hellenized theological Vision of later centuries, the Syrian tradition offers modern Christians an intensity, insights, and an immediacy rare in the West.


Reviews about The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life (Cistercian Studies) (6):
Delalbine
This is a beautiful collection of prayers and theology from Syrian monastic writers of the patristic period, including such luminaries as Evagrius and Isaac of Nineveh. These writings are similar to other collections from Greek and Russian writers as found in the Philokalia, for example, but have their own special quality, a particular lyricism and eschatological vision that warms the heart and cleanses the mind. I have placed a copy of the prayer of John the Elder (p.362-63) on the wall of my office as a daily reminder and encouragement of the calling of each Christian to become a dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. If you enjoy this then you should seek out a copy of the classic 'The Ascetical Homilies of Isaac of Nineveh', published by Holy Transfiguration Monastery in New York.
Tygrarad
Sebastian Brock has done the Christian world a great service in bringing this collection of the wisdom of many early Syriac Fathers to print. Not only is the translation wonderfuly accomplished, but his brief yet insightful commentaries help present the sufficient background which allows the reader to get to the real heart of the matter: the words of these wonderful men of God. If you are among the ones fortunate enough to pick up this book, I think you will do as I did and afford the volume a special place on the bookshelf where it will remain close at hand for years to come.
Gajurus
Dr. Brock is a wonderful translator who really gives a living reading of what the Fathers actually wrote. This book is a delight for anyone interested in early Christian spirituality around the world. The Syriac Fathers are little known in the Western World, and it is a shame because their depths of delight in God and understanding add layers of interest and insight to what I think is a certain cultural backdrop. These people grew up in a mediterranean to hot climate with none of the conveniences we know and at a time when life was harsh no matter who you were. And yet, many of them sought to come closer to God by piercing through the barrier that is the flesh, and denying it in as many more ways as possible.
I was particularly interested in St Isaac of Nineveh (so called because he had been for a short time Bishop of Nineveh) because he was born in Qatar. His amazing writings show the fact that he was deeply and personally acquainted with the Holy Spirit in a way which some charismatic Christians could recognise today. Dr. Brock has made many other translations of his writings and those in this book are as readable and exciting as anything else he has published. Many thanks, Dr. Brock.
Defolosk
Contains writings from 15 different Fathers between the 4th and 8th centuries with short introductions. The authors selected come from Syria, Palestine, eastern Turkey and Persia. Some well known writers included are St. Ephraim of Syria, St. Isaac of Nineveh, Evagrius of Pontus, John of Apamathea, but there are also several anonymous texts previously unpublished in English. I think this book would be a great value to anyone interested in Patristics, Eastern Orthodox Spirituality, or Monasticism in general. On a personal note, I found that I benefited greatly from spending time with these texts. The book is fairly long and incredibly dense with wisdom. Worth reading for scholarly or devotional purposes.
Hawk Flying
For Christians seeking union with Christ these pages will feed the Christ within.
Bladebringer
A Must Have! The Philokalia of the East, collection of the Spiritual Fathers of the Syriac/Aramaic churches.

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