Orthodox Psychotherapy: The Science of the Fathers

Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos

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The basis for a healthy Christian understanding of the mind and the cure for what ails the soul, this profound work gives a true view of the inner working of the mind and heart from an Orthodox Christian perspective, rather than just modern speculations.

The study of the patristic texts and particularly those of the hesychast Fathers of the Philokalia, many years of studying St. Gregory Palamas, association with the monks of the Holy Mountain, many years of pastoral experience, all brought Metropolitan Hierotheos to the realization that Orthodox theology is a science of the healing of man and that the neptic Fathers can help the modern restless man who is disturbed by many internal and existential problems.

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    Please SVS Reprint This Book

    Posted by P. Gregory on 28th Nov 2022

    Orthodox Psychotherapy is a treasure in our modern times where there is so much despair, confusion, and illness.

    The problem is people who need and want to read the book can't find copies.

    Please SVS produce a reprint of this important book!

    Modern life is full of anxiety, despair, depression. The Orthodox Christian life provides timeless wisdom for us to become re-united and in loving union with God and all creation. Orthodox Psychotherapy directs that ancient wisdom to the illness we all as human struggle with. I know a priest who did a months long study on this book. It was very helpful and enlightening for many people's spiritual direction.

    Once SVS produces a reprint, I highly recommend this book--and many others recommend it too.

    Thanks SVS! :)