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2011 | 44 | 109-120
Article title

Opisy doświadczeń ekstatycznych w tekstach Ojców pustyni

Authors
Title variants
EN
Experiences of Visions and Ecstasy in the Writings of the Desert Fathers
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
In this article the author, based on selected early-monastic texts (apophtegmata, biographies of monks and historical/travel reports), analyses issues of visions and ecstasy at the beginning of early Christian monasticism. The main problem tackled in the text is the approach of monks to the phenomenon of ecstasy and visions. This issue is inseparably linked with the socio-geographical context of the lives of the first monks, who mostly lived in the desert. Ecstasy is something which goes beyond the established order of affairs, and the visions sent by Satan to the monks are tests, the next stages on the way to the transformation of the human being, but also stigmata of holiness.
Year
Volume
44
Pages
109-120
Physical description
Dates
online
2012-01-10
Contributors
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-26960ce4-b27e-45ad-87f2-44abca55a23e
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