A Life Pleasing to God: The Spirituality of the Rules of St Basil

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Cistercian Publications, Jan 1, 2000 - Religion - 282 pages
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Basil the Great (330-379) is one of the most important figures in christian history and a theologian and spiritual teacher of ecumenical significance. At a time when the sources of their rich spiritual heritage are beingre-appropriated by Christians of many traditions, it is strange that little attention has been given to basilian spirituality.

a life Pleasing to God tells the story of Basil's own spiritual development in the theologically turbulent fourth-century. Its core is a study of those passages of the Ascetic on which illustrate his understanding of the foundation of the christian life and lay out the possibilities, and problems, of christian community.

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Contents

The Family and Formation of a Christian Leader
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Two Friends
12
Eustathius and the Wider Ascetic Scene
24
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