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Art Gallery: Alexey Pismenny

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This is a collection of books and articles that I wrote, translated, or simply like.
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Why Is It Necessary For a Man to Pray

In this article Viktor Krivorotov discusses the nature of prayer in general, and in particular the Lord's Prayer and the Jesus' prayer. In order to understand how a prayer works, it is necessary to understand the interior architecture of man and his relationship with God. The article contains and defends from The Holy Scripture and patristic teaching the viewpoint that the spirit of man must be considered a separate and superior part of the soul. The concept of freedom of the will is analyzed in detail and important distinctions are drawn between mental and behavioral freedom. The author is a prominent Russian iconographer and Orthodox thinker. Translation by Alexey Pismenny.
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