Silouan the Athonite
(Crestwood: St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1999).
They learn not to despair even if their minds are in hell, as Siluoan the Athonite
might put it.
Brought up in a socialist, atheist French family, Clement converted to Orthodoxy through meeting with Russian theologian Vladimir Lossky and a number of Athonite
Flowers: Seven Contemporary Essays on the Spiritual Life.
Euro-deputies were not concerned that the abolition of this ancient tradition would inevitably lead to the destruction of the centuries-old Athonite
way of monastic life: their only priority was the compliance or non-compliance of religious communities with norms created by them, which they regard as "universally accepted.
Gothoni, the distinguished Senior Lecturer of Comparative Religion at the University of Helsinki, has already published a study on Buddhist monasticism in Sri Lanka, and proposes here a similar exploration of Athonite
Part two is comprised of three essays on spiritual life: the role of prayer in scripture and tradition, the image and example of St Silouan the Athonite
, and the issue of discernment in the human condition.
The Orthodox world owes an immense debt to this Athonite
monk, who edited and published the Philokalia (1783), as well as numerous other works of a patristic, pastoral, and liturgical nature.
The Name-worshippers were an expression of the centuries-old Athonite
tradition of the activity (prayer) of the mind (Greek nous), while the "synodal" theologians were backed by the traditions of Russian academic science.
An essential aspect of the present-day Hesychast renewal has been the regeneration of monasticism -- on Mount Athos since the late 1960s, in Russia and Romania since the fall of communism, and now also in North America through the work of the Athonite