Despondency – tr. Anthony P. Gythiel
This ultimately joyful work is one of the few books available in English to deal exclusively with the problem of despondency — acedia — and how it can be overcome. Bunge analyzes the views of Evagrius Ponticus, the famous "philosopher of the desert," on the dangers of acedia. Evagrius develops a sophisticated psychology which remains beneficial to us today.
2012 г.  154 с.  ISBN 0881413941

One of the most famous of the desert ascetics, Evagrius wrote of the eight "evil thoughts" of body and soul, such as sadness and anger, which oppose the "eight virtues," such as joy and patience. Bunge, an expert on this period, unravels the sophisticated psychology developed by Evagrius to carry on spiritual warfare. This 4th-century Desert Father writes for Christians everywhere: for those in modern deserts – the city – and for those subject to silent despair. This is a companion book to Dragon's Wine and Angel's Bread (SVS Press, 2009).

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