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Psalmody and Prayer in the Writings of Evagrius Ponticus
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Psalmody and Prayer in the Writings of Evagrius Ponticus

Luke Dysinger OSB


This book explores the writings of Evagrius Ponticus. It seeks a connection between the seemingly disparate aspects of Evagrius’ mystical theology by approaching the relationship between psalmody and prayer from three perspectives. First, Evagrius’ life, works, and spiritual doctrine are presented, followed by a description of the monastic discipline of psalmody as practised by Evagrius and his contemporaries; Evagrius texts on the interrelationship between psalmody and prayer are then considered. Second, Evagrius’ recommendations on the usefulness of psalmody in healing of the passions are di ... More

Keywords: Evagrius Ponticus, psalmody, prayer, Christ, mystical theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199273201
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199273200.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luke Dysinger OSB, author
Assistant Professor, Department of Moral Theology and Church History, Saint John's Seminary, Camarillo, California