Evagrius of Pontus: Talking Back: A Monastic Handbook for Combating Demons; Translated with an Introduction by David Brakke; ; Book; Published by. Evagrius of Pontus: Talking Back: A. Monastic Handbook for Combating Demons, trans. by David Brakke. The Way. Barnaby Hughes, bepress (DC Admins). According to Evagrius of Pontus ( ‘), one of the greatest spiritual directors of ancient monasticism, the monk should talk back to demons with relevant.

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This work makes available to the English readership a work that not only offers a fuller appreciation of the spirituality of Evagrius and his psychology but provides as well a more concrete understanding of the psychology and struggles of the early monks in the Egyptian desert.

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Mafortes marked it as to-read Dec 22, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. This is a book that one does not technically “finish,” this is a book that one refers to again and again to further help themselves fight the thoughts and temptations of the world around them. Against the Demon of Anger pp. This is a pretty helpful book, although some of these demons I don’t bother to fight.


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Andrew added it May 06, This is a very practical, dealing-with-the-issues kind of lectio divina. Seth Brown rated it it was amazing Aug 22, See all 11 reviews. Against the Thoughts of the Demon of Listlessness pp.

Index of Scripture Passages Used as Responses pp. The same treasure is now available to us in English. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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How did the monks of the Egyptian desert fight against the demons that attacked them with tempting thoughts? Cistercian Publications- Religion – pages. Against the Thoughts of Gluttony pp. For those who wish to tallking their spiritual life in order, keep this book close at hand. English Also Titled Antirrhetikos. Against the Thoughts from the Demon of Vainglory pp.


Dragon’s Wine and Angel’s Bread: Well assembled and translated. Evzgrius marked it as to-read Jan 26, Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Evagrius, Letter 4 pp. We can explore a central aspect of early monastic spirituality, and we get a glimpse of the temptations and anxieties that the first desert monks faced.

Showing of 11 reviews. With much wisdom and thought, Evagrius of Pontus is a must read for anyone who wants to best understand ancient Christianity and learn about its evzgrius.

Paul marked it as to-read Sep 03, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book is written for Monastic Life, yet I do believe this book is helpful even for those who while living in the world do not want to be of the world and so this book is still helpful.