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Bibil Identifier bibil:202501
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Geistliches Leben einüben
Title (German, ) Von "Unterscheidungsgabe" und "Praxis" bei den Wüstenvätern und heute
Author Knodt, Gerhard
Journal Theologische Beiträge (Volume: 40, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language German
Pages 255-272 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Starting from the New Testament the author examines the spiritual gift of discernment (discretio) in the ascetic communities as it is presented in the "apopthegmata patrum", a collection of sayings of the Syrian, Palestinian and Egyptian desert fathers in the fourth and fifth century. The gift of discernment serves not only as a marker of authority. The fathers used it also as a central instrument for counselling and for initiating disciples in spiritual life, the so called "praxis". Their way of spiritual direction contains a fruitful and critical challenge for spiritual direction today.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Apophtegms of the Desert Fathers
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