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Contextualizing Cassian : aristocrats, asceticism, and reformation in fifth century Gaul

Author: Richard J Goodrich
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford early Christian studies.
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A study of how John Cassian, a fifth-century Gallic author, tried to direct and reshape the development of Western monasticism. Richard J. Goodrich focuses on how Cassian's ascetic treatises were  Read more...

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Named Person: John Cassian; Johannes Cassianus; Johannes Cassianus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Goodrich
ISBN: 9780199213139 0199213135
OCLC Number: 122526528
Description: 298 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The world of Gallic asceticism --
Experientia vs Gallic inexperience --
Experientia vs other builders --
Instituta as independent authority --
Renuntiatio and the rhetoric of renunciatio --
App. 1 : Cassian of Marseilles? --
App. 2 : textual problems in De institutis 3.
Series Title: Oxford early Christian studies.
Responsibility: Richard J. Goodrich.
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an excellent example of how careful attention to historical context can shed new light on an unglamorous text. I hope it receives the wide audience it deserves. Michael Stuart Williams. The Journal Read more...

 
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