The Spiritually Beneficial Tales of Paul, Bishop of Monembasia
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 225
Vendor: Cistercian Publications Inc
ISBN: 0879076593
ISBN-13: 9780879076597
Series: Cistercian Studies

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The 'spiritualy beneficial tales' of Byzantine Christianity grew out of the desert Apophthegmata. Written at a time, and at a social level, not remarkable for its literary output, the spontaneous and often naive tales shamelessly despoil the common treasure-house of the tradition while creating a new genre of spiritual admonition. Here readers enter the spiritual world ofPaul, tenth-century bishop of Monembasia, 'a place of no particular importance'. Through his eyes we see the monastic and ecclesiastical world of ordinary tenth-century eastern Christians.

Author Bio

John Wortley is emeritus professor at the University of Manitoba and an Anglican priest. His previous publications include The Book of the Elders, Paul of Monembasia, and The Spiritual Meadow (all from Cistercian Publications) as well as Skylitzes’ Synopsis of Byzantine History and The Anonymous Sayings of the Desert Fathers, both from Cambridge University Press.

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