John Cassian, The conferences / translated and annotated by Boniface Ramsey.
By: Cassian, John.
Contributor(s): Ramsey, Boniface.Series: Ancient Christian writers: no. 57.Publisher: New York : Paulist Press, c1997Description: xv, 886 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0809104849 (cloth); 9780809104840 (cloth).Uniform titles: Collationes patrum XXIV. English. Subject(s): Monastic and religious life -- Early works to 1800 | Spiritual life -- Christianity -- Early works to 1800 | Asceticism -- Early works to 1800DDC classification: 255
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
"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.