Chapter 11 is on Paul Evdokimov
“A saint is not a superman, but one who finds and lives the truth of being human as a liturgical being. The definition of the human finds its most exact and fullest expression in liturgical adoration: the human being is the person of the Trisagion and the Sanctus: ” I shall sing to my God as long as I live”.
“Our ascent of love is a response to the amour fou of God, as Evdokimov often put it, a love that breaks all limits: our love for God defines who we are. As Evdokimov puts its elsewhere, ” To the God who is love there corresponds the human amo ergo sum.”
Pages 170 and following are on interior monasticism.
Reread Ages of the Spiritual Life
St Tikhon of Zadonsk
Letters of St Theophane the Recluse
Please find here the first post of this series, with a general presentation of the book.
Chapter 7 is on Myrrha Lot-Borodine and Vladimir Lossky
reread The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church
Chapter 8 on Maria Skobtsova
Chapter 9 on Staniloae – see my review of one of his books
Chapter 10 on Justin Popovic
“Having dispensed with God, Nietzsche proposes man as superman, devoid of pity for one’s neighbor, and pursuing an ” irresponsible and merciless desire for power” – ” beyond good and evil, beyond truth and error, beyond conscience and responsibility.”