Cassian's Conferences: Scriptural Interpretation and the by Christopher J, Dr Kelly

By Christopher J, Dr Kelly

This booklet explores Cassian's use of scripture within the meetings, specifically its biblical types to express his knowing of the desolate tract excellent to the monastic groups of Gaul. Cassian meant the scriptures and, implicitly, the meetings to be the voices of authority and orthodoxy within the Gallic atmosphere. He translates regularly occurring biblical characters in unusual ways in which exemplify his excellent. by means of imitating their activities the monk enters a unbroken lineage of authority stretching again to Abraham.

This ebook demonstrates how the scriptures functioned as a dynamic strength within the lives of Christian priests within the fourth and 5th centuries, emphasizes the significance of Cassian within the improvement of the western monastic culture, and gives an alternative choice to the occasionally difficult descriptions of patristic exegesis as "allegory" or "typology". Cassian has been defined as little greater than a supplier of data approximately Egyptian monasticism, yet a cautious studying of his paintings unearths a worldly time table to outline and institutionalize orthodox monasticism within the Latin West.

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