'Wisdom and Wonder' is a book of wisdom chapters in two 'Centuries, ' an ancient monastic wisdom genre much loved by the desert fathers. For these elders, wonder is the root and crown of wisdom, not only its origin. In these meditations, the mysteries of glorification and deification are explored from within the Orthodox tradition of wisdom and wonder. Priest-monk Silouan lives in the Monastery of St Antony and St Cuthbert, a hermitage within the Romanian jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church, high up in the south-west Shropshire hills. Fr. Silouan lives alone under the Shepherd's rock on the eastern slopes of the Stiperstones, in an old miner's cottage on a small-holding of twenty acres of pasture and woodland. He lives a life of prayer, silence, liturgy and work in the ancient tradition of orthodox monasticism.
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