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Living the Beatitudes: Perspectives from Orthodox Spirituality

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The Beatitudes contain many of the most important teachings of Jesus, emphasizing the responsibilities of the follower of Christ both to God and to others. For centuries, the Beatitudes have been used for basic instruction in Christian faith and living. Here, the authors explore the eight Beatitudes as they relate to followers of Christ in their everyday experience. Following the model of the early commentaries, the authors discuss the basics of the Christian faith while offering practical counsel for Christian living.



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Chapter One - Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

p. 13

Chapter Two - Blessed Are Those Who Mourn

p. 59

Chapter Three - Blessed Are the Meek

p. 103

Chapter Four - Blessed Are Those Who Hunger and Thirst

p. 141

Chapter Five - Blessed Are the Merciful

p. 185

Chapter Six - Blessed Are the Pure in Heart

p. 219

Chapter Seven - Blessed Are the Peacemakers

p. 259

Chapter Eight - Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted

p. 297

Epilogue - The Presence of the Risen Lord

p. 333


p. 355

Biographical Notes

p. 359

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384 Pages


Holy Cross Orthodox Press



Product Dimensions:

8 x 5


Thomas And Kyriaki FitzGerald

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