The Inner Kingdom
This work is a revised and expanded version of the written book that has appeared in a number of languages. It targets themes central to Eastern Christian worship and spiritual life. The first three chapters provide insights on death, resurrection and bereavement in Christ and repentance. Chapters four and five invite the reader in to the global world of desert ascetics and hesychast monks. Combining rigor with practical counsels on prayer schoarly, Bishop Ware makes the wealth of the traditonal accessible to today's Christians. The next three chapters concern personal vocation, martyrdom, spiritual fatherhood and the strange path of the fool for Christ's sake. There follows brief essays on the theology of your time and the spiritual purposes of advanced schooling. The final chapters is a challenging discussion of SS and Origen Gregory of Nyssa, Isaac the Syrian and Silouan the Athonite, and in coversation with them asks, dare we expect the salvation of most.