This spiritual classic was written by Lorenzo Scupoli, a sixteenth century Venetian priest Immensely popular in its own day, it was ranked by Francis de Sales with the Imitation of Christ In the general rapport between Western and Eastern Christendom, it reached Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain, who first recognized its immense spiritual worth, and later, in the nineteenth century, Theophan the Recluse, both of whom edited and translated the work Rich in its references to the teachings of the saints and Fathers, Unseen Warfare combines the insights of West and East on that spiritual combat which is the road to perfection and the stripping away of all that militates against it Staretz Theophan wrote in his foreword, the arena, the field of battle, the site where the fight actually takes place is our own heart and all our inner man The time of battle is our whole life Unseen Warfare is a perfect complement to the Philokalia....
|Title||:||Unseen Warfare: The Spiritual Combat and Path to Paradise of Lorenzo Scupoli (English, Russian and Greek Edition)|
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Unseen Warfare: The Spiritual Combat and Path to Paradise of Lorenzo Scupoli (English, Russian and Greek Edition) Reviews
There are very few spiritual books as beneficial, practical, and edifying as this one. If you consider yourself a Christian, this book is indispensable! Sts. Nicodemus and Theophan did a God-glorifying job with editing and revising this writing by Lorenzo Scupoli. In this book are topics that are not widely discussed in any Christian circle, even within Orthodoxy, unfortunately. This is a book that should be in every Christian's library, similar in rank to the Philokalia, Sayings of the Desert Fathers, St. Dorotheos' Discourses, St. Theophan's Path to Salvation, and St. Ignatius' The Field.
A book written by a Catholic priest, revised by an Orthodox Greek and edited by a famous Russian Ascetic. this final version is the product of an exhaustive effort to deliver a guide to Christian perfection as it is understood and practiced by Christian ascetics in the past two millennia. it draws on the material provided by Cassian's writings about the teachings of the desert fathers in the east (In Egypt and Syria) and builds on this the experiences of both western and Eastern Christianity of later generations. I do not think this is going to be a book for the novice or beginner in these areas of contemplation and spiritual exercises. But it should be of great help for persons who aspire to reach great heights in enjoying a strong and ecstatic relationship with God. Such people are always subject to the unseen warfare described in this book and therefore this would be a very good guide book for them along the road to perfection.
could not be better!
I probably should be ashamed to confess that I have this book of spiritual mastery in my bathroom and flip daily to random pages as it's too intense to read cover to cover. I have received REAL spiritual direction that HAS grounded and directed my prayer life. But much of it is beyond my experience and a bit repelling. I feel a bit like Herod who loved to listen to John the Baptist while not understanding a word!! The attraction IS irresistible. I've put all my other books back in the bookcase and this one book remains day by day despite conflicting passions about it.
Must read for all Orthodox Christians everywhere to aid you in your day-to-day encounter with the evil one.
A great book for those fighting against the temptations of this life and those presented by the enemy of man, Satan.
The basic understanding of God's action in our daily lives-what is happening spiritually in a particular situation in our lives- to understand this and what action to take! How the passions impact on our understanding of God and how to turn (mechanism) the passions into virtues which are required for the salvation of man.
As a Christian pacifist, I'm extremely wary of militaristic language, in either common speech ("bullet points" or "I got bombed last night") or allegedly spiritual discourse ("Onward Christian soldiers, marching off to war..."). So I was initially put off by the title _Unseen Warfare_. But as soon as I began reading the book, it becane clear that the type of warfare discussed was quite different from what we usually take the word to mean.