John Cassian: The Conferences

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The first complete English translation of John Cassian's (c. 360-430) Conferences, a work that records dialogues between Cassian and his traveling companion, Germanus, and the great desert masters on the recurring theme of purity of heart, which is the goal of the spiritual life.
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Overview

The first complete English translation of John Cassian's (c. 360-430) Conferences, a work that records dialogues between Cassian and his traveling companion, Germanus, and the great desert masters on the recurring theme of purity of heart, which is the goal of the spiritual life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809104840
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Series: John Cassian Series
  • Pages: 912
  • Sales rank: 464,968
  • Lexile: 1690L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
A List and Explanation of Some Terms Used Throughout The Conferences
Preface 1
Introduction 5
First Conference: On the goal and the end of the monk 35
Second Conference: On discretion 77
Third Conference: On the three renunciations 113
Fourth Conference: On the desire of the flesh and of the spirit 149
Fifth Conference: On the eight principal vices 177
Sixth Conference: On the slaughter of some holy persons 211
Seventh Conference: On the changeableness of the soul and on evil spirits 241
Eighth Conference: On the principalities 285
Ninth Conference: On prayer, part one 323
Tenth Conference: On prayer, part two 365
Eleventh Conference: On perfection 403
Twelfth Conference: On chastity 429
Thirteenth Conference: On God's protection 459
Fourteenth Conference: On spiritual knowledge 499
Fifteenth Conference: On divine gifts 533
Sixteenth Conference: On friendship 551
Seventeenth Conference: On making promises 581
Eighteenth Conference: On the three kinds of monks 629
Nineteenth Conference: The end of the cenobite and of the hermit 663
Twentieth Conference: On the end of repentance and on the mark of reparation 687
Twenty-First Conference: On the relaxation at pentecost 711
Twenty-Second Conference: On nocturnal illusions 757
Twenty-Third Conference: On sinlessness 783
Twenty-Fourth Conference: On mortification 819
Indexes 861
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