Orthodox Saints & Patristic Church Fathers (213)
St. John Climacus, sixth century Abbot of Sinai, compared the spiritual life to a ladder of thirty steps, and explained in detail the challenges presented by each of these steps. This spiritual classic has brought inspiration and edification to every generation since that time, and has been treasured by both monastics and laymen. This edition includes a full color frontispiece of an icon of the Spiritual Ladder, from Mount Sinai.
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Jeremy Driscoll makes available for the first time in English the text known as Ad Monachos, by Evagrius Ponticus (345-399), who was among the first of the desert fathers to articulate in writing the wisdom of the monastic movement.The text is a collection of 137 proverbs composed in a style that imitates the proverbs of biblical Wisdom literature. The order in which the proverbs are presented holds a secret key to each proverb`s interpretation. The order of the whole functions as a spiritual road map for the arduous journey that leads through the exercise of love and temperance to the mind`s knowledge of the Holy Trinity.
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St Pachomius (c. 290-346) was the founder of coenobitic Christian monasticism. His `Rule` influenced St. Basil, John Cassian, St. Caesarius of Arles and St. Benedict. This collection of materials, contains the archives of a great event: the origin during the fourth century in Upper Egypt of communal religious life within Christianity.
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Three volume set of the Ethical Discourses of St Symeon the New Theologian. St Symeon was abbot of the monastery of St Mamas in Constantinople at the turn of the eleventh century. He was also perhaps the most remarkable and certainly the most forceful advocate of the mystical experience of God in the history of the Byzantine Church.
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THE EARLY CHURCH FATHERS: ANTE-NICENE FATHERS (10 VOLUMES) EDITED BY ALEXANDER ROBERTS, JAMES DONALDSON, PHILIP SCHAFF, AND HENRY WACE DESCRIPTIONREVIEWSTHE ANTE-NICENE FA
The Ante-Nicene Fathers ranges from the Apostolic Fathers to various third and fourth century sources including the liturgies and ancient Syriac documents. It was intended to comprise translations into English of all the extant works of the Fathers (with the exception of the more bulky works of Origen) down to the date of the first General Council held at Nicaea in 325 A.D. This American edition by Arthur Cleveland Coxe is a revision of the original series edited by Alexander Roberts and Sir James Donaldson and published in Edinburgh. The revision involves a major rearrangement to conform to the historical sequence, the addition of brief introductions and notes indicating variances in readings, specifying references to scripture or literature, clarifying obscure passages, and noting corruptions or distortions of patristic testimony (as forged in the Decretals). The basic aim of the translations has been to strive for literary exactness, placing the English reader as nearly as possible on an equal footing with those who are able to read the original.
Price: € 386.24 £ 334.54 $ 412.62
THE EARLY CHURCH FATHERS: NICENE AND POST-NICENE FATHERS SERIES II - 14 VOLUMES EDITED BY PHILIP SCHAFF, AND HENRY WACE DESCRIPTIONREVIEWSTHE NICENE AND POST-NICENE FATHER
The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: Second Series contains in fourteen volumes the works of the Greek Fathers from Eusebius to John of Damascus and the Latin Fathers from Hilary to Gregory the Great. Several of the writings appear for the first time in English. The first three volumes are a complete collection of the historical writings of the Fathers, whose permanent value as the primary sources is universally acknowledged. Other volumes contain the works of eminent figures in early Christian history, such as Athanasius, Jerome, and Ambrose. The series concludes with the canons and decrees of the seven ecumenical councils, as well as canons of local synod with ecumenical acceptance.
Price: € 541.25 £ 468.80 $ 578.22