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The Philokalia is a collection of texts written in Greek between the fourth and fifteenth centuries by spiritual masters of the Orthodox tradition. Compiled in the 18th century and first published in Venice in 1782, it has had a profound influence on the spiritual life of the Eastern churches. (Theology Digest)
Gerald Eustace Howell Palmer (1904-84) studied at Oxford and was the MP for Winchester from 1935 until 1945. He collaborated in many translations, including The Philokalia.
The book pictured is actually Volume 4 of The Philokalia: The Complete Text. Volumes 1, 2, and 3 have already been published; and the final volume, which would be Volume 5, would... Read morePublished on July 12 2004
Let the fingers speak, G.E.H. Palmer has outdone himself this time. Whoo-wee. A frightening experience the first parts of the book is, but once you get going you had better grasp... Read morePublished on May 23 2004 by Megan Eyet
These volumes have been a part of my library for many years, I began with Volume one in 1983 -- I have found a richness of spiritual insight within these writings of the Fathers of... Read morePublished on March 27 2004
First, let me start off by saying that this is an absolutely wonderful book. However, what far too many people do not understand is that this book should only be read by those in... Read morePublished on March 13 2004 by Bob Burcheck
This collection of writings from the Desert Fathers of the Holy Church is indispensable for those who want grow into the likeness of Christ. Read morePublished on June 18 2003 by A. McBroom
Much like its predecessors, this book mainly is concerned with the contemplative life as well as a solitary existence. Read morePublished on July 20 2002 by A. J. Valasek
This is a highly introspective text. The main focuses of this volume are asceticism, humility, and contemplation. The largest majority of its pages are attributed to St. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2002 by A. J. Valasek
I can't read too much at one time because the Philokalia is not simply an intellectual exercise. It requires prayer and reflection and time. Read morePublished on July 29 2001 by Doug F.
I personally think this is a wonderful book for those people who want to work on their inward person. Read morePublished on May 25 2001 by A. J. Valasek