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The living link through whom the ascetic principles of hellenistic philosophers passed into monasticism, Evagrius molded Christian asceticism through his own works and through his influcence on John Cassian, Climacus, Pseudo–Denis, and Saint Benedict.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-148-5
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Apr 7,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 190
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-148-5
$142.00
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Although not known by name for generations, Evagrius crafted the ideals of western asceticism through his widely-disseminated works. The living link through whom the ascetic principles of hellenistic philosophers passed into monasticism, Evagrius also molded Christian asceticism through his influcence on John Cassian, Climacus, Pseudo–Denis, and Saint Benedict. Born in 345 in Ibora in Pontus, Evagrius united the mystical theology of Origen and the rigorous asceticism of the desert monks in a tradition which still lives today.

Although not known by name for generations, Evagrius crafted the ideals of western asceticism through his widely-disseminated works. The living link through whom the ascetic principles of hellenistic philosophers passed into monasticism, Evagrius also molded Christian asceticism through his influcence on John Cassian, Climacus, Pseudo–Denis, and Saint Benedict. Born in 345 in Ibora in Pontus, Evagrius united the mystical theology of Origen and the rigorous asceticism of the desert monks in a tradition which still lives today.

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Evagrius Ponticus

John Bamberger OCSO

  • CONTENTS (page 5)
  • ABBREVIATIONS (page 6)
  • PREFACE (page 7)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 23)
  • PRAKTIKOS (page 95)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 97)
  • THE PRAKTIKOS (page 106)
  • CHAPTERS ON PRAYER (page 137)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 139)
  • THE 153 CHAPTERS ON PRAYER (page 146)
  • SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (page 175)
  • OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT (page 177)
  • NAMES OF PERSONS (page 178)
  • GENERAL INDEX (page 182)
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