Credits Introduction Evagrius Ponticus b. Circulating in elite ecclesiastical circles of Cappadocia and Asia Minor, he began his career under Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nazianzus, serving with the latter in Constantinople through a stormy tenure that culminated in the Second Ecumenical Council Known then as a brilliant heresiologist, Evagrius seemed destined for a successful ecclesiastical career. He chose a different course, and fled to Jerusalem, where he took vows in the monastic communities of Rufinus and Melania. From there he traveled to Egypt and lived in monasteries in Nitria and Kellia.
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Learn how and when to remove this template message The most prominent feature of his research was a system of categorizing various forms of temptation.
This list was intended to serve a diagnostic purpose: to help readers identify the process of temptation, their own strengths and weaknesses, and the remedies available for overcoming temptation.
Evagrius wrote: "A man in chains cannot run. Nor can the mind that is enslaved to passion see the place of spiritual prayer. It is dragged along and tossed by these passion-filled thoughts and cannot stand firm and tranquil. A controversy over how to conceptualise God that broke out in the Nitrian desert in saw dispute in which one side was influenced by Origenist views. Since, however, by the sixth century, many of his writings had been translated into Syriac and Armenian - the traditions unaffected by the decisions of the Council - these works survived in these translations and some of these sixth-century Syriac manuscripts survive today.
English translations Evagrius. The Praktikos and Chapters on Prayer. Cistercian Studies Series, vol. Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, Anselmo, ] Evagrius. Evagrius Ponticus. Translated by Augustine Casiday.
New York: Routledge, Evagrius. Translated by Robert E. Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Church.
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Dairan This background alone, along with the summaries of Origen, St. This is a short text to be read and re-read. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Michael rated it it was amazing Jun 23, Feb 02, Robert Keller rated it really liked it. There are events which warrant more food or water, namely in acting hospitably toward others or when the body is too weak to abstain. An ascetic should not desire any type of worldly wealth and deceive himself reasoning that he is saving for charitable purposes, for even in that the devil lays a trap, hoping to burden the person with worldly business. He encourages monks to engage in praktkos observation of their demonic enemies.
Credits Writings of Evagrius Ponticus The works of Evagrius, few of which are preserved entire in Greek, survive haphazardly: in anthologies; in quotations; in ancient Syriac, Armenian, or Latin translations; or in pseudonymous collections ascribed to more acceptable authors, such as St. Basil or St. Below is the list of all known works, along with editions and translations in the bibliography. The Clavis patrum graecorum CPG , supplemented by recent scholarship, has been followed for assigning certainty of authorship. Up to , the Zotero database was the primary location for maintaining lists of editions and translations, which was adequate for general needs.
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Learn how and when to remove this template message The most prominent feature of his research was a system of categorizing various forms of temptation. This list was intended to serve a diagnostic purpose: to help readers identify the process of temptation, their own strengths and weaknesses, and the remedies available for overcoming temptation. Evagrius wrote: "A man in chains cannot run. Nor can the mind that is enslaved to passion see the place of spiritual prayer.
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