One of the most eye-catching features of the village is the presence of a number of ancient stone houses, built of cobblestones, that sculpt peculiarly ascetical
stepped terraces up a mountain ridge.
His topics include the ethical significance of the human relationship to place, the start of real thinking, seeing into things: Suhrawardi and Mandelstram, poetry as a pneumatic force, turning the soul around: the ascetical
practice of philosophy in the Republic, Thomas Merton's novitiate talks on Cistercian usages and Richard Kearney's theandrism, contemplative experience: autochthonous practice, and nothingness.
The author, mastering the vast Gregorian corpus, has deftly shown that all these responsibilities flowed directly from Gregory I's theology and ascetical
The analogical structure of reality can be spotted through an exceptional effort of the senses rather than through turning to some ultrasensitive faculties: by 'overusing' the senses rather than not using them (as some ascetical
disciplines claim, for example).
This expansion adds a sophisticated precision to his already unique blend of philosophy, theology, and psychology on the topic, primarily by appealing to the nature and energies of the noetic capacity of the human being as developed within the ascetical
corpus of the Eastern Christian Desert Fathers (both historical and contemporary) .
Drawing from these principles and the accumulated experience and teaching of her patristic, liturgical, and ascetical
tradition, the Orthodox Church shares the concern and anxiety of contemporary humanity with regard to fundamental existential questions that preoccupy the world today.
As Jarrett puts it, not only were the Albigensians supported in their area by the local wealth and trade-guilds, but they had talented, educated, and often very ascetical
apologists capable of addressing the rising population in the cities.
Moreover, by its insistence on avoiding wrong external acts, not only had moral theology lost its purpose, that is, to pursue Christian discipleship, but it lost its deep connection to ascetical
and mystical theology.
We're told about a sacred, but shortish (2,600 feet) mountain in Japan called Hieizan, around which ascetical
marathoners are said to run for as long as a thousand days.
self-denial is central to the spirituality and moral tradition of the Orthodox Church.
Jerome wanted to impress upon his readers that this ascetical
transformation in Christ's name was a hard-won accomplishment.
This is something that opens to the priest the way of ascent for his spirituality, the highest way open to man, one that reaches the summits of ascetical
and mystical life.