Philokalia. Front cover of Volume 1 in English, published by Faber and Faber Ltd.
The Philokalia is a collection of writings, mostly centering on practicing the virtues and spiritual living in a monastery. In recent decades it has become an important resource for Orthodox Christians, laity and clergy alike, in personal living and in some ways has achieved status as a major secondary spiritual written resource (after the primary one, Holy Scripture) along with St. John Climacus' The Ladder of Divine Ascent. History of the Compilation The Philokalia—Greek for "love of the beautiful/holy/exalted"—was first assembled at Mount Athos by Ss.
Contents of the Philokalia This listing of texts is based on the English translation, started by Bishop Kallistos Ware, G.E.H. Volume 1 St. There is also an appendix entitled "On the Character of Men and on the Virtuous Life: 170 Texts. " Volume 2 St. Volume 3 Volume 4 St. Guide to Reading the Philokalia Also, this work is not meant to be read all at once. Editions in English.
The atheist delusion. An atmosphere of moral panic surrounds religion.
Viewed not so long ago as a relic of superstition whose role in society was steadily declining, it is now demonised as the cause of many of the world's worst evils. As a result, there has been a sudden explosion in the literature of proselytising atheism. A few years ago, it was difficult to persuade commercial publishers even to think of bringing out books on religion.
Today, tracts against religion can be enormous money-spinners, with Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion and Christopher Hitchens's God Is Not Great selling in the hundreds of thousands. For the first time in generations, scientists and philosophers, high-profile novelists and journalists are debating whether religion has a future. The abrupt shift in the perception of religion is only partly explained by terrorism. As in the past, this is a type of atheism that mirrors the faith it rejects. Zealous atheism renews some of the worst features of Christianity and Islam. Discordianism. Founding The foundational document of Discordianism is the Principia Discordia, fourth edition, written by Malaclypse the Younger, an alias of Greg Hill.
This book contains many references to an earlier source, The Honest Book of Truth (HBT). From the quotations, the HBT seems to be arranged like the Bible, consisting of verses grouped into chapters grouped into books grouped into the HBT itself. The Principia includes a large portion (or possibly all) of a chapter of "The Book of Explanations" which recounts how the HBT was revealed to Lord Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst. The tale of the discovery of the HBT contains many similarities to the tale of the discovery of the Book of Mormon, and Ravenhurst had been a Mormon. It also includes part of the next chapter, telling how the HBT was taken by a garbage collector, who refused to return it. Organization POEE For example, the Principia contains some details about the structure of POEE. Episkopos Evil Bible Home Page. Top Ten List. The Nag Hammadi Library.