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An insightful discussion of bodily and spiritual practices or “work.” Dr. Cavarnos argues that holiness is the highest object of the soul’s quest, because only through holiness does man approach God and achieve theosis. Also included are two essays: “A Discourse on Monasticism” and “A Discourse for Those Living in the World.”
About the AuthorProfessor Constantine Cavarnos, a distinguished contemporary philosopher, Byzantinist, and Orthodox thinker, received his doctorate in philosophy at Harvard University. He holds the Licentiate in Orthodox Theological Studies honoris causa from the C.T.O.S.
About the Translator and EditorThe Most Reverend Dr. Chrysostomos is a Senior Scholar at the C.T.O.S. He completed his studies in history (with a concentration in Byzantine historical theology) at the University of California, the Licentiate in Theology at the C.T.O.S., and his graduate study in psychology at Princeton University. He has held professorial posts at the University of California, Ashland Theological Seminary, and Ashland University and visiting professorships at the Theological Institute of Uppsala University (Sweden) and, as a Fulbright Scholar in Romania, at the University of Bucharest, the Alexandru I. Cuza University of Iaşi, and the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism. His Eminence is also former Executive Director of the United States Fulbright Commission in Romania.