Orthodox Psychotherapy: The Science of the Fathers

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Author: Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos
Paperback  353 pages

This book sets out the teaching of the holy Fathers of the Church and Holy Scripture on curing the soul.

After first defining the soul, nous and heart, the author His Eminence the Metropolitan Hierotheos proceeds to consider the various disorders affecting these and how they can be cured. The central subject of thoughts, which lie at the root of most problems, is dealt with in detail. After being carefully defined, the passions are then considered one by one as illnesses that need to be cured.

The author’s assertions are supported throughout by numerous references to Holy Scripture and the Fathers. In every aspect of curing the soul the one best suited to help is the Orthodox spiritual father.

First published in English in 1994, a thoroughly revised English edition was issued in 2012.