Five Models of Spiritual Direction in the Early Church by George E. DemacopoulosFive Models of Spiritual Direction in the Early Church by George E. Demacopoulos

Five Models of Spiritual Direction in the Early Church

byGeorge E. Demacopoulos

Hardcover | November 15, 2007

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Five Models of Spiritual Direction in the Early Church explores the struggles of five clerics (Athanasius, Gregory Nazianzen, Augustine of Hippo, John Cassian, and Pope Gregory I) to reconcile their ascetic idealism with the reality of pastoral responsibility.
George E. Demacopoulos is the Fr. John Meyendorff & Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies at Fordham University. He is also the co-director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center.
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Title:Five Models of Spiritual Direction in the Early ChurchFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:University of Notre Dame PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0268063079

ISBN - 13:9780268063078

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“Five Models of Spiritual Direction in the Early Church puts spiritual direction on solid historical ground by showing its importance in the early centuries of the church as well as exploring the different ways spiritual direction was conceived by bishops and theologians. Using five prominent figures from the early church (Saints Athanasius, Gregory Nazianzen, Augustine, John Cassian, and Gregory the Great), Demacopolous crafts a nuanced study that shows how the widening gulf between monasticism and laity in the fourth, fifth, and sixth centuries translated into different expressions of spiritual direction.” —Cistercian Studies Quarterly