John Cassian: The Conferences

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The Newman Press, 1997 - Religion - 886 pages
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"John Cassian: The Conferences is the first complete English translation of the twenty-four dialogues between Cassian and the desert fathers of Egypt. A native of Dacia, Cassian (c. 360-430) joined a monastery in Bethlehem when he was in his early adult years. From Palestine, Cassian and Germanus, a companion, traveled several times to Egypt where they learned about the monastic tradition from the great desert masters or abbas. Cassian's writings here record twenty-four dialogues with fifteen abbas." "The Conferences have long been a key work in monastic circles and among scholars of spirituality. Ramsey's helpful introductions and annotations make them accessible to a new and broader readership. Careful attention to references, notes and appendices demonstrate the outstanding research and writing which helped produce this monumental volume."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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It is a very advanced book for Eastern Orthodox Monastics.Not for simple laymen, and especially not for non-Orthodox Christians.The Eastern Orthodox Theology is difficult to grasp, even if you are a ... Read full review

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Contents

PREFACE
1
INTRODUCTION
5
TRANSLATORS NOTE TO THE FIRST PART
27
CASSIANS PREFACE TO THE FIRST PART
29
THE FIRST CONFERENCE OF ABBA MOSES ON THE GOAL AND THE END OF THE MONK
35
THE SECOND CONFERENCE OF ABBA MOSES ON DISCRETION
77
THE CONFERENCE OF ABBA PAPHNUTIUS ON THE THREE RENUNCIATIONS
113
THE CONFERENCE OF ABBA DANIEL ON THE DESIRE OF THE FLESH AND OF THE SPIRIT
149
THE FIRST CONFERENCE OF ABBA NESTEROS ON SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE
499
THE SECOND CONFERENCE OF ABBA NESTEROS ON DIVINE GIFTS
533
THE FIRST CONFERENCE OF ABBA JOSEPH ON FRIENDSHIP
551
THE SECOND CONFERENCE OF ABBA JOSEPH ON MAKING PROMISES
581
TRANSLATORS NOTE TO THE THIRD PART
623
CASSIANS PREFACE TO THE THIRD PART
625
THE CONFERENCE OF ABBA PIAMUN ON THE THREE KINDS OF MONKS
629
THE CONFERENCE OF ABBA JOHN THE END OF THE CENOBITE AND OF THE HERMIT
663

THE CONFERENCE OF ABBA SERAPION ON THE EIGHT PRINCIPAL VICES
177
THE CONFERENCE OF ABBA THEODORE ON THE SLAUGHTER OF SOME HOLY PERSONS
211
THE FIRST CONFERENCE OF ABBA SERENUS ON THE CHANGEABLENESS OF THE SOUL AND ON EVIL SPIRITS
241
ON THE PRINCIPALITIES
285
THE FIRST CONFERENCE OF ABBA ISAAC ON PRAYER
323
THE SECOND CONFERENCE OF ABBA ISAAC ON PRAYER
365
TRANSLATORS NOTE TO THE SECOND PART
397
CASSIANS PREFACE TO THE SECOND PART
399
THE FIRST CONFERENCE OF ABBA CHAEREMON ON PERFECTION
403
THE SECOND CONFERENCE OF ABBA CHAEREMON ON CHASTITY
429
THE THIRD CONFERENCE OF ABBA CH AEREMON ON GODS PROTECTION
459
THE CONFERENCE OF ABBA PINUFIUS ON THE END OF REPENTANCE AND ON THE MARK OF REPARATION
687
OF ABBA THEONAS ON THE RELAXATION AT PENTECOST
711
THE SECOND CONFERENCE OF ABBA THEONAS ON NOCTURNAL ILLUSIONS
757
THE THIRD CONFERENCE OF ABBA THEONAS ON SINLESSNESS
783
THE CONFERENCE OF ABBA ABRAHAM ON MORTIFICATION
819
INDEX OF SCRIPTURAL CITATIONS AND ALLUSIONS
861
INDEX OF NONSCRIPTURAL CITATIONS AND ALLUSIONS
883
INDEX OF NONSCRIPTURAL PERSONS
884
INDEX OF PLACES
886
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