The Ladder of Divine Ascent: St John Climacus

The Ladder of Divine Ascent: St John Climacus

St John Climacus

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The Ladder of Divine Ascent was the most widely used handbook of the ascetic life in the ancient Greek Church. Popular among both lay and monastics, it was tramslated into Latin, Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Old Slavonic, and many modern languages.It was written while the author was abbot of the monastery of Catherine on Mount Sinai. As reflected in the title, the ascetical life is portrayed as a ladder which each aspirant must ascend, each step being a virtue to be acquired, or a vice to be surrended. (Pages: 301; 15 x 23)



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