[quote=JGC]Oh dear. That Encyclopedia again…
It has its uses but has be treated with caution. It’s of its time. A diocesan website rcag.org.uk/Links/index.htm here has it on its link pages and states ‘this is an OLD edition, some articles are still useful’
Having perused a few articles it is written in the old’ fortress’ mentality, and a very Latin mentality at that. The ‘Latin trads’ here have almost accorded it near Biblical status. Eastern Catholic posters in other threads have highlighted inaccuracies and prejudicies. And it was written by laypeople to boot. Don’t use it as a primary source! Generally the CCC should be your first port of call, although granted there will be no specific reference to Hesychasm, that I am aware of.]
The Catholic Encyclopedia available on the internet is out of print, though it is superior in many areas. As good as it is, it is outdated in some areas. The New Catholic Encyclopedia is in print and is good, but the New Advent one is good to have as a supplement. The new one isn’t cheap. For more information, see: cuapress.cua.edu/NCE/NCEDescription.htm
Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.
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