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The Asketikon of St Basil the Great

Author: Anna Silvas
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford early Christian studies.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Comprises an English translation and studies, which examine the emergence of monasticism in Asia Minor. This book compares "The Regula Basilii", translated by Rufinus from Basil's "Small Asketikon"  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Early works
History
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Basil, Saint Bishop of Caesarea; Basile, saint évêque de Césarée; Basil, Saint Bishop of Caesarea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Silvas
ISBN: 0199273510 9780199273515
OCLC Number: 61830238
Description: xvi, 516 p. : map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Abbreviations --
Map of central Anatolia in the time of the Cappadocian Fathers --
1. An introduction to the textual issues --
2. The ascetic community in the two versions of Basil's Asketikon --
3. The geography behind the history --
4. The emergence of Christian monasticism in fourth-century Anatolia --
5. Rufinus, witness of the Small Asketikon --
6. Basil and the Great Asketikon --
Conclusion --
The Asketikon of St Basil the Great --
The longer responses --
The shorter responses --
Appendices --
Bibliography --
Index of scriptural citations and allusions --
Index of references to the Rule of St Benedict (RB)
Series Title: Oxford early Christian studies.
Other Titles: Asketikon of Saint Basil the Great
Responsibility: Anna M. Silvas.
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The book is adorned with some most useful appendices and contains an exciting and persuasive account, based on first-hand reconnaissance, of the chief geographical loci. The resulting map is Read more...

 
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