John Cassian, the Institutes, Issue 58

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Newman Press, Jan 1, 2000 - Religion - 287 pages
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"The Institutes is the first written work of John Cassian, a man who had an immense influence on Western monasticism and, by extension, on Western civilization. A native of Dacia, Cassian (c. 360-430) joined a monastery in Bethlehem in his early adult years. From Palestine, Cassian and his traveling companion, Germanus, visited Egypt several times." "Although Cassian eventually settled in Marseilles, his experience of Egyptian monasticism left an indelible impression on his life. It is the wisdom he learned there that he shares in The Institutes as well as in his later "companion piece," The Conferences." "The Institutes consists of two sections. In the first, Cassian deals with the institutes and rules of Egyptian monasteries, including monastic garb and forms of prayer. The balance of the work treats the eight principal vices (gluttony, fornication, avarice, anger, sadness, acedia, vainglory, and pride) and discusses strategies for countering their effects."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - Margaret - Goodreads

Great book. Sets down symptoms of the passions (helps us to identify them), the problems they cause, the causes of the passion, and how to possibly remedy them. Very clear, extremely well organized. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Originally from New Jersey, John Cassian went to college in California and currently lives there. He has published two books, Killing Matt Cooper and its sequel Killing Sam Knight, and is currently working on Book #3 of the series. He plays guitar and draws pictures in his free time.

Patristic scholar and general editor of the Works of Saint Augustine series.

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