The First-Created Man. Sermons of St Symeon the New Theologian
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Saint Symeon the New Theologian - Byzantine monk and mystic, termed the
New Theologian to mark his
difference from two key figures in Greek Christian esteem, St. John the
Evangelist and the 4th-century theologian St. Gregory of Nazianzus.
Symeon the New Theologian’s sermons were preached to his monks at St.
Mamas. Its central theme is the conviction that, by applying the
methods of mental prayer, one experiences a contemplative “vision of
light,” a symbolic term denoting the intuitional illumination that the
mystic realizes in his encounter with the Divine Unknown.
Symeon emphasized that such experience is attainable by all who
earnestly immerse themselves in the life of prayer and is essential to
interpreting sacred Scriptures.
|Author||St. Symeon the New Theologian|
|Num. of pages||107|
|Price (incl. tax)||$8.00|