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 is a very practical, dealing-with-the-issues kind of lectio divina. The monks of Evagrius’ time considered this a read spiritual treasure.

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Talking Back: A Monastic Handbook for Combating Demons by Evagrius Ponticus

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Found at talkkng bookshops Searching – please wait View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Because God is Spirit, it would make sense that God would value more highly mortifications of the spirit before that o 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.

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To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. This book is extremely helpful for combating destructive thoughts. Other Authors Brakke, David.

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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From Talking Back we gain a better understanding of Evagrius’s eight primary demons: 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. Add both to Cart Add both to List.

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