Christians in various western traditions are re-discovering spiritual direction. Yet many have little experience of the living tradition of spiritual fatherhood. The book sets out to learn how Orthodox Christians understand and value their spiritual fathers. Both the people and the spiritual fathers who speak through these pages are part of an ancient tradition in a Church only recently emerged from decades of Communist harassment. While their experience of spiritual fatherhood is uniquely their own, it can be of help to al Christians who seek God by searching out a spiritual father, a bearer of the spirit who knows, and can help others to know, the living God.
Title: Bearers of the Spirit: Spiritual Fatherhood in Romanian Orthodoxy (Cistercian Studies Series)
Publisher: Cistercian Publications
ISBN 10: 0879077018
Author: Nicolas Stebbing
ISBN 13: 9780879077013
Number of Pages: 8
Date Published: 2003-05