The Library of Christian Classics - Western Asceticism   -     Edited By: Owen Chadwick
    By: John Cassian, St. Benedict
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The Library of Christian Classics - Western Asceticism

Edited By: Owen Chadwick
Westminster John Knox Press / 1995 / Paperback

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An important addition to The Library of Christian Classics, this volume contains three of the most influential monastic documents in the early church. These works are The Sayings of the Fathers, The Conferences of Cassian, and The Rule of Saint Benedict. 368 Pages. Softcover from Westminster John Knox Press.

The Library of Christian Classics has long been acclaimed for its quality translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes. The series ensures that modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological works of the past are available for scholars and students, allowing contemporary readers to mine the theological riches of the Christian church though the centuries.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 X 1.1 (inches)
ISBN: 0664241611
ISBN-13: 9780664241612
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Series: Library of Christian Classics

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Students of church history and the monastic ascetic life will find this volume of much interest. Contained are three important documents of the early Christian Church: The Sayings of the Fathers, The Conferences of Cassian, and The Rule of Saint Benedict.

Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works--each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century--contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries.

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Owen Chadwick is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History at the University of Cambridge in England. He is an ordained Anglican priest.

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