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By Christopher J, Dr Kelly

ISBN-10: 1138249491

ISBN-13: 9781138249493

ISBN-10: 1409405591

ISBN-13: 9781409405597

This publication explores Cassian's use of scripture within the meetings, specifically its biblical versions to show his knowing of the desolate tract perfect to the monastic groups of Gaul. Cassian meant the scriptures and, implicitly, the meetings to be the voices of authority and orthodoxy within the Gallic setting. He translates commonly used biblical characters in strange ways in which exemplify his excellent. via imitating their activities the monk enters a continuing lineage of authority stretching again to Abraham.

This ebook demonstrates how the scriptures functioned as a dynamic strength within the lives of Christian priests within the fourth and 5th centuries, emphasizes the significance of Cassian within the improvement of the western monastic culture, and provides an alternative choice to the occasionally tricky descriptions of patristic exegesis as "allegory" or "typology". Cassian has been defined as little greater than a supplier of data approximately Egyptian monasticism, yet a cautious examining of his paintings unearths a cosmopolitan time table to outline and institutionalize orthodox monasticism within the Latin West.

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