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Hesychasm – the return to the peace of the Spirit
Hesychasm – the return to the peace of the Spirit

Author(s): Traian-Alexandru Miu
Subject(s): Theology and Religion
Published by: Ideas Forum International Academic and Scientific Association
Keywords: hesychasm; prayer; peace; transfiguration; spirituality;

Summary/Abstract: Hesychasm is the spiritual way of living characteristic of Eastern Christianity. Itstarted out in the monastic area and then spread out among the other believers,giving them all the possibility to have access to the highest form of mysticism.Hesychasm relies on two fundamental principles of the Christian-Orthodoxdoctrine: that of man’s deification in Christ, supported and formulated by theGreek Church Fathers, and the practical experience of the Desert Fathers, whoput into practice the continual prayer. The prayer “of the heart” is an expressionof the Holy Spirit, an exercise needed to enter in communion with the essence oflife, of union with God. Hesychasm is nothing else but a form of recovering thepeace of the Spirit, a spiritual way finding its attainment in the intimatecommunion with God.

  • Issue Year: 4/2018
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 43 - 50
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English