The Ladder of Divine Ascent

The Ladder of Divine Ascent

John Climacus was a Byzantine monk who lived in the 6th century. His work, "The Ladder of Divine Ascent," is a guide to spiritual life and is considered one of the most important works of Eastern Christianity. The book is organized into 30 chapters, each representing a step on the ladder to spiritual perfection. The chapters cover a range of topics, including repentance, humility, love, and contemplation. The work is notable for its practical advice and its use of imagery, such as the ladder and the struggle against demons, to illustrate the spiritual journey. It has had a lasting impact on Eastern Christianity and has been widely read and studied by monks, theologians, and laypeople for centuries.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publish Date: 1982-01-01
  • ISBN-10: 0809123304
  • ISBN-13: 9780809123308
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