Book review: Toi qui as soif de bonheur

Toi qui as soif de bonheur:

Méditations d’un moine
sur le désir d’être heureux
You who thirst for happiness

 

Toi qui as soif de bonheur

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Toi qui as soif de bonheur
By
Jean-Pierre Longeat

Pub. Date:
February 6, 2014
By
Médiaspaul, France
ISBN:
978-2712212971
Pages: 
112
Genre:
Nonfiction / Religion / Monastic Spirituality
Source:
received for review


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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK

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In the light of the question quoted by saint Benedict in the Prologue to his Rule [“Is there anyone here who yearns for life and desires to see good days?” Ps 33:13 – Pro.15], Dom Longeat, former abbot of Ligugé (French Benedictine abbey), ponders on our inherent thirst for happiness.
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My conference: Scripture in Saint John Climacus

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A time to read and a time to embody:

John’s creative use of Scripture in The Ladder of Divine Ascent

I gave this paper at the Orthodox Theological Society in America Consultation and Annual Meeting, in Chicago, back in June 2008.

Pemptousia, an Orthodox online periodical sponsored by the Friends of Vatopaidi, have just published it in three installments:

  1. First Part:
    – INTRODUCTION
    – 1. SURVEY OF BIBLICAL ALLUSIONS AND QUOTATIONS
    – 2. MAIN CHARACTERISTICS IN JOHN’S USE OF SCRIPTURE
  2. Second Part:
    – 3. WHY DOES JOHN USE SCRIPTURE IN SUCH A CREATIVE WAY?
  3. Third Part:
    – CONCLUSION

HAVE YOU READ THE LADDER?
WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN IT?