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And you shall sleep restful nights" (St. Ephraim the Syrian).

Friday, June 21, 2013

Basilian Monasticism

As I noted recently, we are this year seeing new interest in St. Basil the Great's works, especially those pertaining to monasticism. Cambridge University Press is this very week reissuing a book on him that was originally published precisely 100 years ago:W.K. Lowther Clarke, St Basil the Great: A Study in Monasticism (CUP, 2013), 190pp.

About this book we are told:
Originally published in 1913, this book presents a detailed study of St Basil the Great and his monasticism. The main focus of the text is on Basil's ascetic writings, but information is provided on the surrounding historical context and the framework of early monasticism. Preceding the publication of this volume, there had been no detailed account of the ascetic writings and their significance for the development of early Christianity. The appendix section includes a table of dates and bibliography. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in St Basil, monasticism and asceticism.

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