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1st Edition

Evagrius Ponticus

ISBN 9780415324472
Published July 24, 2006 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.


'...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