Email: Evagrius the Solitary (345–399) [6.6.2020]

Evagrius states that of all the eight evil thoughts it is through the experience of ‘sadness’ that ‘daemons’ will strike the most! How interesting that the Church would theologically move away from this very important teaching! Of course, with the later Church the laity are not reliant upon their own inner efforts (as is a monk), but are dependent upon the external ministering of a priest! The Christian book I am studying is the Audiobook I forwarded to you. The Christian author states that today the Church tends to view daemons as being bundles of negative ‘psychosomatic’ responses to inner and outer stimuli. It’s a start!