Routledge – 2004 – 264 pages
Series: The Early Church Fathers
Presenting many texts available for the very first time, this new volume in the successful Early Church Fathers series showcases full translations of Evagrius' letters, notes on various books of the bible, his treatises and his 'chapters'.
Augustine Casiday's material is both accurate and refreshingly approachable, and the work is prefaced by a solid introductory essay that presents Evagrius, his work and influences, and modern scholarship in an easy-to-understand way for beginners.
For students dealing with Evagrius for the first time, they could not find a better book to begin their exploration of this figure in late-ancient history and theology.
'…Casiday's Evagrius remains an excellent introduction to an elusive yet important father of the desert.'- Bryn Mawr Reviews
'A worthy addition to the Early Church Fathers series, Casiday's Evagrius Ponticus constitues an eloquent attempt to enroll a much maligned figure in the gallery of fourth century theologians who had a major hand in shaping crucial dogmas.' -Bryn Mawr Reviews
Epigraph Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Why Evagrius Matters 2. Evagrius’ Life and After-life 3. Evagrius’ Writings and his Thinking 4. Evagrius the Guide Appendix: Select Glossary of Terms Texts Introduction to Letters On the Faith Letters 7, 8, 19, 20 The Great Letter Introduction to Treatises The Causes for Monastic Observances, and How the Compare to Stillness On Thoughts A Word About Prayer Introduction to Notes on Scripture Notes on Job Notes on Ecclesiastes On the Lord’s Prayer Notes on Luke Introduction to Chapters To the Virgin Excerpts Aphorisms Definitions On Prayer Select Bibliography
Augustine Casiday is Leverhulme Fellow in the Department of Theology, Durham. His research primarily concerns Christian monasticism during the first millennium. He has published several articles on Evagrius and other early monastic authors.