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Cassian’s Prayer for the 21st Century

Though Saint John Cassian lived and wrote centuries ago (c. 360-435), his spiritual writings continue to be important to contemporary church life and personal spirituality.  The rich religious traditions of Eastern Christianity influenced the course and development of monasticism in the West. Today, all Christians can, through Saint Cassian’s focus on prayer, reach a higher state.

120 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2000

Religion: Christianity


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Table of Contents

Preface
Historical Perspective
Recent Authors
 
Chapter 1: Prayer
Chapter 2: Dispositions for Good Prayer
Chapter 3: Effects of Prayer
Chapter 4: Journeys in Prayer
Chapter 5: Cassian and St. Ignatius of Loyola
 
Conclusion
Abbreviations
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