PACHOMIAN KOINONIA (3 VOLUMES): THE LIVES, RULES, AND OTHER WRITINGS OF SAINT PACHOMIUS
A translation of all existing documents from the cenobitic monasteries of Pachomius (292-346).
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“...it is unlikely that these fascinating and unparalleled volumes will be superseded...”—The Catholic Historical Review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 life”—Spiritual Life
“...they deserve a place on the bookshelf of every scholar interested in the patristic period”—Patristics
Volume I: The Life of Saint Pachomius and His Disciples
Softbound. 493 pp.
Volume II: Pachomian Chronicles and Rules
Softbound. 239 pp.
Volume III: Other Writings of Saint Pachomius and His Disciples
Softbound. 313 pp.