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Set of MTP Books by Archimandrite Zacharias
These four remarkable companion volumes bring into sharp relief the most important aspects of the Orthodox spiritual life in a refreshingly pastoral, practical and balanced way. Not only do they uncover the inner life of the Church, they initiate the reader into that life.
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The Enlargement of the Heart is an astoundingly majestic presentation of the nature and purpose of human existence in two of the most important figures in contemporary Orthodoxy: St. Silouan the Athonite (1866–1938) and Elder Sophrony of Essex (1896–1993).
The Hidden Man of the Heart further develops this theme, by demonstrating that it is only in the awakening of the ‘deep heart’ that the true work of the Christian begins – the cultivation of the human person-hypostasis according to the image of Christ.
Remember Thy First Love, presents us with a graphic description of the three stages in the Christian life. In it Elder Zacharias details the nature and purpose of the first grace given at the beginning of the Christian spiritual odyssey, the experience of the apparent withdrawal of grace, and then our final adoption as children, by which we become heirs of God and joint-heirs of Christ (cf. Rom. 8:17).
In Man the Target of God, Archimandrite Zacharias, disciple of Elder Sophrony, presents the principle of personhood through the lives of his elders, St. Silouan and Elder Sophrony. He also examines attributes of personhood in terms of dogma and spiritual practice. Throughout Man the Target of God, Fr. Zacharias elaborates on aspects of the theme of personhood which were previously introduced in his doctoral dissertation, Christ, Our Way and Our Life: A Presentation of the Theology of Archimandrite Sophrony.