Saint Theophan The Recluse
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|Saint Theophan the Recluse
A BOOK REVIEW OF
The Path of Prayer: Four Sermons on Prayer
by St. Theophan the Recluse
Trans. Esther Williams, Ed. Robin Amis
Praxis Institute Press, Seabury, MA, 1992
It is often said that there are no more heroes in today\\\\\\'s world or even that this is an age of the anti-hero. Yet anyone who is blessed with the opportunity to observe children for any length of time will see that regard for those who exemplify certain ideals (heroes) is a spontaneous element in basic human psychology. The reported lack of heroes and the cult of the anti-hero are the fruit of a disillusioned Aadult@ mentality which has been lied to on this as well as other subjects and hence robbed of the natural inclination of a normal human being (a child) who is as yet untainted by the cynicism and Asophistication@ of a deeply troubled society. The more often the lie is repeated the more firmly it is held to be true. But, heroes do still exist -- it...
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