Introduction by Thomas Merton
A panorama of Russian Christian spirituality, richly illustrated with passages from formative works. Bolshakoff has written
...essentially a history of the great personalities of Russian monasticism--a study of memorable saintly figures whose spiritual lives characteristically varied from their Western counterparts.
...An introduction to the lives, the spirituality, and the writings of the great Russian mystics--it can also serve as an outline of Russian monastic history.
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