School of Theology and Seminary Graduate Papers/Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Theology


School of Theology and Seminary

First Advisor

Columba Stewart, OSB

Subject Categories

History of Christianity | Practical Theology


This paper discusses what Hesychasm is, how Palamas defines the hesychast method of prayer, what sources he used to support this method, how he used his sources, how hesychasts were particularly instructed to pray and what role the body played in prayer.



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