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John Cassian: The Institutes

John Cassian: The Institutes
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Author: Boniface Ramsey, O.P., translator

Product Code:  B0468
ISBN:  9780809105229
Publisher:  Paulist Press
Format  Hardcover
Pages  304



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The Institutes is the first written work by John Cassian, a man who had an immense influence on Western monasticism and by extension, on Western civilisation. A native of Dacia, Cassian (c.360-430) joined a monastery in Bethlehem in his early adult years, from where he visited Egypt several times, experiencing Egyptian monasticism which had a great influence on his life. The Institutes consists of two sections. In the first, Cassian deals with the institutes and rules of Egyptian monasteries, including monastic garb and forms of prayer. The balance of the work treats the eight principal vices (gluttony, fornication, avarice, anger, sadness, acedia, vainglory and pride) and discusses strategies for countering their effects.

Publisher: Paulist Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780809105229
More by this Author: Boniface Ramsey, O.P., translator
Keywords: General books Early Church

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