BROWSE for Church History
Advanced Search Links
On Ascetical Life (Popular Patristics)
Svs Press / Paperback
$10.99 (CBD Price)
Save: $3.01 (22%)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW410771
Isaac of Nineveh was a native of Bet Qatraye near present-day Bahrain on the Persian Gulf. A teacher and monk, he was consecrated bishop (ca. 660-680), but preferred to live out his live as an anchorite. A biblical scholar, he studied Scripture so much that he became blind and had to dictate his writings. He died at an advanced age and was buried in Rabban Shabur, where he spent most of his monastic life.
This translation, by Mary Hansbury, of St Isaac of Nineveh's work On the Ascetical Life is based on the Syriac text edited by P. Bedjan in Mar Isaacus Ninivita, De Perfectione Religiosa.
About the Popular Patristics Series
The Popular Patristics series published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press provides readable and accurate translations of a broad range of early Christian literature to a wide audience--from students of Christian history to lay Christians reading for spiritual benefit.
Recognized Patristic scholars provide short but comprehensive and clear introductory essays according to their specializations for each volume.
Texts include classics of Christian literature, thematic volumes, homily collections, letters, spiritual guidance, and poetical works from a wide variety geographical contexts and historical backgrounds. The purpose of the series is to mine the riches of the early church and to make these invaluable writings available to all.
Other Customers Also Purchased
Find Related Products