Despondency: The Spiritual Teaching of Evagrius Ponticus on Acedia

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by Gabriel Bunge

This ultimately joyful work is one of the few books available in English to deal exclusively with the problem of despondency—acedia—and how it can be overcome. Bunge analyzes the views of Evagrius Ponticus, the famous "philosopher of the desert," on the dangers of acedia. Evagrius develops a sophisticated psychology which remains beneficial to us today. Indeed, this 4th-century Desert Father writes for Christians everywhere: for those in modern deserts—the city—and for those subject to silent despair.

This is a companion book to Dragon's Wine and Angel's Bread.

About the Author: Father Gabriel Bunge is a patristics scholar and contemplative monk. He has authored many books, including The Rublev Trinity, and Dragon's Wine and Angel's Bread.


Author: Father Gabriel Bunge

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5 inches

Page Length: 156 pages

Publisher: Other Publisher

AFP SKU: 008711

Retail Price: $18.00

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