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Flames of Wisdom: Patristic Counsels for Contemporary Life

David Beck

Pages: 116

This is a fine work on Orthodox spirituality. It is organized into about ten chapters. Each chapter covers an Orthodox Father and several of his teachings pertaining to the Orthodox spiritual life. The representation of Fathers is impressive and includes the earlier Fathers St. John Climacus and St. Isaac of Syria along with the more modern Fathers St. John of Kronstadt and St. Tikhon of Zadonsk. The work largely is intended for those persons living within the Orthodox tradition and who plan on implementing the Patristic wisdom in their own lives.