PACHOMIAN KOINONIA (VOL. III): THE WRITINGS OF ST. PACHOMIUS TRANSLATED AND ANNOTATED BY ARMAND VEILLEUX FOREWORD BY ADALBERT DE VOG
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.
...a major contribution to patristic scholarship on the highest level of scientific accuracy Speculum
...it is unlikely that these fascinating and unparalleled volumes will be superseded...The Catholic Historical Review
This series is recommended to anyone interested in early history and spirit of cenobitism and religious lifeSpiritual Life
...they deserve a place on the bookshelf of every scholar interested in the patristic periodPatristics
Softbound. 313 pp.