The Institutes (Ancient Christian Writers)  -     By: John Cassian
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The Institutes (Ancient Christian Writers)

Paulist Press / 2000 / Hardcover

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(PUBPaulist)Cassian, a central figure in monastic history, mediated the wisdom of the desert solitaries to the West. His work is divided into two parts: one deals with the training of a monk and rules for a monastery; the second treats the eight deadly sins and how to counter them. Exceptional translation and notes. 288 pages, hardcover.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Paulist Press
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.43 (inches)
ISBN: 0809105225
ISBN-13: 9780809105229
Availability: In Stock
Series: Ancient Christian Writers

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A companion to John Cassian's well-received Conferences in the Ancient Christian Writers series, the Institutes, known also as The Institutes of the Cenobia and the Remedies for the Eight Principle Vices, is the first written work of John Cassian, who had an immense influence on Western monasticism, and, by extension, on Western civilization.

The Institutes is made up of two sections. In the first, Cassian deals with the institutes and rules of Egyptian monasteries, including monastic garb and prayer. The second part, in eight books, treats the eight principle vices and describes how to counter them, infused with the metaphor of the monk as athlete, competing in a contest.

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