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Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition
     

Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition

by Marcus Plested
 

ISBN-10: 0199267790

ISBN-13: 9780199267798

Pub. Date: 12/02/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Macarian writings are among the most important and influential works of the early Christian ascetic and mystical tradition. This book offers an introduction to the work of Macarius-Symeon (commonly referred to as Pseudo-Macarius), outlining the lineaments of his teaching and the historical context of his works. The book goes on to examine and re-evaluate the

Overview

The Macarian writings are among the most important and influential works of the early Christian ascetic and mystical tradition. This book offers an introduction to the work of Macarius-Symeon (commonly referred to as Pseudo-Macarius), outlining the lineaments of his teaching and the historical context of his works. The book goes on to examine and re-evaluate the complex question of his relationship with the Messalian tendency and to explore the nature of his theological and spiritual legacy in the later Christian tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199267798
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/02/2004
Series:
Oxford Theological Monographs Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

I. The Background
1. The Macarian Writings and their Historical Context
2. The Lineaments of the Macarian Vision
3. Macarius and the Cappadocians
4. Macarius and Evagrius
II. The Legacy
5. Mark the Monk
6. Diadochus of Photice
7. The Asceticon of Abba Isaiah
8. Maximus the Confessor
Conclusion

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