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Repentance in Late Antiquity: Eastern Asceticism and the Framing of the Christian Life c.400-650 CE

Alexis C. Torrance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665365
eISBN:
9780191745065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665365.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The call to repentance is central to the message of early Christianity. While this is undeniable, the precise meaning of the concept of repentance for early Christians has rarely been investigated to ... More


Repentance in the Oeuvre of St John of the Ladder

Alexis Torrance

in Repentance in Late Antiquity: Eastern Asceticism and the Framing of the Christian Life c.400-650 CE

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665365
eISBN:
9780191745065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665365.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The final figure to be examined is St John of the Ladder, or John Climacus. His work, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, a spiritual classic written on the eve of the Islamic conquests, came to serve as ... More


Conclusion: John Climacus’ Achievement

Jonathan L. Zecher

in The Role of Death in the Ladder of Divine Ascent and the Greek Ascetic Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198724940
eISBN:
9780191792458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724940.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

The book concludes that John Climacus not only drew upon a variety of ideas of memory and practice of death from earlier ascetic literature, but that he drew these ideas together to make of them a ... More


The Role of Death in the Ladder of Divine Ascent and the Greek Ascetic Tradition

Jonathan L. Zecher

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198724940
eISBN:
9780191792458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724940.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This book introduces readers to John Climacus’ Ladder of Divine Ascent, a seventh-century monastic text of spiritual direction written in the tradition of Chalcedonian Christianity. Engagement with ... More


The Risk-Taking Character of Wilderness Reading

Belden C. Lane

in Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199927814
eISBN:
9780197563274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199927814.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

Spiritual reading can be dangerous. I’m not talking about the devotional pabulum you find in most religious bookstores, but the truly risky stuff—from ... More


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