Talking Back: A Monastic Handbook for Combating Demons

Talking Back: A Monastic Handbook for Combating Demons

How did the monks of the Egyptian desert fight against the demons that attacked them with tempting thoughts? How could Christians resist the thoughts of gluttony, fornication, or pride that assailed them and obstructed their contemplation of God? According to Evagrius of Pontus (345 '399), one of the greatest spiritual directors of ancient monasticism, the monk should talk back to demons with relevant passages from the Bible. His book Talking Back (Antirrhaªtikos)… (more)

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Publisher: Cistercian Publications (August 01, 2009)

Collection: Cistercian Studies

Parent ISBN: 9780879073299

Page count: 200 pages

Language: English


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