The Regula Basilii: A Revised Critical Edition
The Regula Basilii: A Revised Critical Edition  -     By: Anna M. Silvas
Buy Item $44.96 Retail: $49.95 Save 10% ($4.99)
In Stock
Stock No: WW682128
Michael Glazier / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart


Wishlist

The Regula Basilii: A Revised Critical Edition

Michael Glazier / Paperback

In Stock
Stock No: WW682128


Product Close-up
This product is not available for expedited shipping.
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Michael Glazier
ISBN: 081468212X
ISBN-13: 9780814682128

Related Products

  1. A Life Pleasing to God: The Spirituality of the Rules of St Basil
    A Life Pleasing to God: The Spirituality of the Rules of St Basil
    Augustine Holmes
    Cistercian Publications Inc / 2000 / Trade Paperback
    $31.46 Retail: $34.95 Save 10% ($3.49)
  2. Basil Moreau: Essential Writings
    Basil Moreau: Essential Writings
    Basil Moreau, Kevin Grove C.S.C., Andrew Gawrych C.S.C.
    Christian Classics / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $22.50 Retail: $25.00 Save 10% ($2.50)
  3. On the Holy Spirit (Popular Patristics)
    On the Holy Spirit (Popular Patristics)
    Saint Basil the Great
    SVS Press / Trade Paperback
    $12.99 Retail: $16.00 Save 19% ($3.01)
  4. On Social Justice  (Popular Patristics)
    On Social Justice (Popular Patristics)
    Saint Basil the Great
    SVS Press / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $15.00 Save 20% ($3.01)

Publisher's Description

Basil of Caesarea (AD 329-78), called "the Great" by later generations, was one of the fourth century's greatest theologians and pastors. His influence on the foundation of monastic life was enormous.

As he toured the early ascetic communities, members would ask Basil about various aspects of living the Gospel life. Their questions and Basil's replies were taken down by tachygraphers and eventually became the Small Asketikon, first published in 366. The Regula Basilii is a Latin translation of this work, done by Rufinus of Aquileia in 397. It is one of the major sources of the Rule of Saint Benedict, and Benedict recommends it to zealous monks, calling it "the rule of our holy father Basil."

This volume represents a new Latin edition, translated and annotated in English by Anna M. Silvas. It is based on the Latin text Basili Regula - A Rufino Latine Versa from Klaus Zelzer: Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiastricoum Latinorum, Vol. 86. It also includes three extra questions and answers that survive only in the Syriac translation. Silvas balances masterfully between the rigors of academic research and the interests of an intelligent, non-specialist readership. This volume promises to become an indispensable resource in understanding both the history and the spirituality of monastic life.

Author Bio

Anna M. Silvas is a research fellow in the School of Humanities at the University of New England, Australia. Her research concentrates on late antiquity, particularly on the development of Christian monasticism and the spirituality of ascetic women in early and medieval Christianity. Her published works include translation of ancient literature as well as monographs. Forthcoming is the first critical edition of the Syriac Questions of the Brothers.

Editorial Reviews

"The translation is stylish and accurate without being slavish. Text and translation are laid out on facing pages, with a critical apparatus and sometimes commentary beneath the Latin text, and notes beneath the English translation."
Dr. Dennis Minns, OP, Tjurunga

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.