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Soul Mending: the Art of Spiritual Direction

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Examines themes of spiritual direction and pastoral care, including ministry and brokenness, the role of the spiritual director, including the topic of obedience, the misuse of spiritual authority, and child abuse. In the essays, the author courageously challenges the Church to face these issues, honestly and sensitively, with faithfulness to the orthodox patristic tradition while embracing and engaging modern thinking on the topics.

With a foreword by Bishop Kallistos Ware.


Foreword by Bishop Kallistos Ware

p. ix

I.  Repentance as Resurrection

p. 1

II. Repentance and Confession

p .20

III. Ministry and Brokenness

p .35

IV. The Spiritual Elder

p. 49

V. Obedience to the Spiritual Elder

p .59

VI. Dynamics of Spiritual Direction

p .73

VII. Obedience and Authority

p .101

VIII. The Misuse of Spiritual Authority

p .111

IX. Sources of a Problem

p .140

Patristic Sources on Spiritual Direction

p .153

Basil the Great (c. 330-379)

p .155

Macarius “of Egypt” (4-5th century)

p .168

Dorotheus of Gaza (d.c. 560)

p .172

John of the Ladder (c. 579-c.649)

p .176

Theodore the Studite (759-826)

p .194

Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022)

p .202

Fr. Vasileios of Iveron (b. 1936)

p .223

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226 Pages


Holy Cross Orthodox Press



Product Dimensions:

9 x 6


John Chryssavgis

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