Be Still and Know: God's Presence in Silence

Norris J. Chumley


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Early Christian spirituality is a topic of enduring fascination today among scholars and general readers alike. Stories of hermits living in the desert in their pursuit of God catch our fancy. What motivated them and drew them to silence on their path to God? In this gracious tour, Norris J. Chumley introduces us to Hesychasm, or the practice of silence and contemplative prayer, and to the lives of its early practitioners. The reader is introduced to St. Anthony, St. Pachomius, Evagrius, St. John Climacus, and many others. Then, as only a teacher and mentor can, he opens up the important possibilities the practice has for today.

Paperback: 176 Pages
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451470512
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches

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