Thursday, 30 June 2011

Luke Dysinger, O.S.B - An Exegetical Way of Seeing: Contemplation and Spiritual Guidance in Evagrius Ponticus

For Evagrius Ponticus spiritual guidance is an exercise in natural contemplation (theoria physiké) whereby biblical-exegetical methods are applied to the unique “salvation history” of the person seeking advice.  This workshop will explore the interrelationship between biblical exegesis and the monastic art of “reading the heart” in Evagrius’ writings, noting in particular the importance of Evagrius’ exegetical scholia for a correct interpretation of his letters.

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