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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


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