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Cassian's Prayer for the 21st Century [Paperback]

John Levko
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April 30, 2005 0940866951 978-0940866959
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.

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John Levko, S.J. is a Byzantine rite Jesuit. He is presently a member of the Mathematics faculty at the University of Scranton and is also the Director of the University of Scranton's Center for Eastern Christian Studies.

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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: University of Scranton Press (April 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0940866951
  • ISBN-13: 978-0940866959
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 5.7 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,699,759 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent synthesis May 3, 2001
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This small, compact volume is an excellent synthesis of Cassian's prayer. The bibliography alone is a excellent piece of work for readers interested in the Christian East.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent 2nd Edition (2002) May 10, 2006
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The second edition (2002) of this volume is more complete than the first (2000).Chapter 5, "Cassian and Ignatius of Loyola," makes the 2nd ed. an excellent book. The pages concerning Rev. Walter Ciszek, S.J., whose cause for canonization is now being considered in Rome, are particularly relevant for any spiritual journey in the 21st century.
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