The Ladder of Divine Ascent

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John Climacus


THE LADDER OF DIVINE ASCENT

TRANSLATION
BY
COLM LUIBHEID and
NORMAN RUSSELL

NOTES ON TRANSLATION
BY
NORMAN RUSSELL

INTRODUCTION
BY
KALLISTOS WARE

PREFACE
BY
COLM LUIBHEID

PAULIST PRESS

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  • The Ladder of Divine Ascent *
  • Contents *
  • Foreword ix
  • Abbreviations x
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction 1
  • The Ladder of Divine Ascent *
  • Step 1 - On Renunciation of Life 73
  • Step 2 - On Detachment 81
  • Step 3 - On Exile 85
  • Step 4 - On Obedience 91
  • Step 5 - On Penitence 121
  • Step 6 - On Remembrance of Death 132
  • Step 7 - On Mourning 136
  • Step 8 - On Placidity and Meekness 146
  • Step 9 - On Malice 152
  • Step 10 - On Slander 155
  • Step 11 - On Talkativeness and Silence 158
  • Step 12 - On Falsehood 160
  • Step 13 - On Despondency 162
  • Step 14 - On Gluttony 165
  • Step 15 - On Chastity 171
  • Step 16 - On Avarice 187
  • Step 17 - On Poverty 189
  • Step 18 - On Insensitivity 191
  • Step 19 - On Sleep, Prayer and the Singing in Church of Psalms 194
  • Step 20 - On Alertness 196
  • Step 21 - On Unmanly Fears 199
  • Step 22 - On Vainglory 201
  • Step 23 - On Pride 207
  • Step 24 - On Meekness, Simplicity, Guilelessness, and Wickedness 214
  • Step 25 - On Humility 218
  • Step 26 - On Discernment 229
  • A Brief Summary of All the Preceding Steps 256
  • Step 27 - On Stillness 261
  • Step 28 - On Prayer 274
  • Step 29 - On Dispassion 282
  • Step 30 - On Faith, Hope, and Love 286
  • A Brief Summary and Exhortation 291
  • Index to the Preface and Introduction 293
  • Index to the Text 296
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