A View of a Wilderness: A Review of Angela Doll Carlson’s The Wilderness Journal

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The Philokalia– a collection of Orthodox spiritual texts written between the fourth and fifteenth centuries- is known for its influence, its wisdom, and its difficulty. It is the type of text that people advise to only read under the guidance of clergy, and not to read until one is prepared to think big.
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In Angela Doll Carlson‘s latest book, The Wilderness Journal: 365 Days with the Philokalia, she takes on the readings of the Philokalia, not only under a guide, but with the guidance of several others, each of whom writes an introduction to one of six featured spiritual fathers. Well-known writers and bloggers in the Orthodox world, such as Molly Maddex Sabourin and Summer Kinard, play a role in introducing the fathers to the reader.
Owning the joint context of living in the church year and season, combined with being what she refers to as…

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One thought on “A View of a Wilderness: A Review of Angela Doll Carlson’s The Wilderness Journal

  1. This is a most excellent book. It has become my daily reading and focus on spirituality when it comes to the ancient Orthodox writings. The author has a wonderful and skilled way of bringing ancient wisdom into the contemporary world.

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