This is a critical edition of texts of Codex 573 (ninth century, Monastery of Metamorphosis, Meteora, Greece), which are published along with the monograph identifying The Real Cassian, in the same series. They cast light on Cassian the Sabaite, a sixth century highly erudite intellectual, whom Medieval forgery replaced with John Cassian. The texts are of high philological, theological, and philosophical value, heavily pregnant with notions characteristic of eminent Greek Fathers, especially Gregory of Nyssa. They are couched in a distinctly technical Greek language, which has a meaningful record in Eastern patrimony, but mostly makes no sense in Latin, which is impossible to have been their original language. The Latin texts currently attributed to John Cassian, the Scythian of Marseilles, are heavily interpolated translations of this Greek original by Cassian the Sabaite, native of Scythopolis, who is identified with Pseudo-Caesarius and the author of Pseudo Didymus' De Trinitate. Codex 573, entitled The Book of Monk Cassian, preserves also the sole extant manuscript of the Scholia in Apocalypsin, the chain of comments that were falsely attributed to Origen a century ago. A critical edition of these Scholia is now being published in a separate edition volume, with commentary and an English translation.
A Newly Discovered Greek Father
Annewies van den Hoek & John J. Herrmann, Jr.
New perspectives are provided on late antique cults, popular entertainment, and the decoration of Christian churches through a fresh look at Christian writings, popular ceramics, and elite works of mosaic, metalwork, and marble sculpture.
Pauline Allen, Australian Catholic University and Bronwen Neil, Australian Catholic University
Pauline Allen and Bronwen Neil investigate crisis management as conducted by the increasingly important episcopal class in the 5th and 6th centuries. Their basic source is the neglected corpus of bishops’ letters in Greek and Latin, the letter being the most significant mode of communication and ...
Ilaria L. E. Ramelli
Apokatastasis (restoration) is a major Patristic doctrine stemming from Greek philosophy and Jewish-Christian Scriptures. Ramelli argues for its presence and Christological and Biblical foundation in many Fathers, analysing its meaning and development from the birth of Christianity to Eriugena.
Andrew Cain, University of Colorado
In Jerome and the Monastic Clergy Andrew Cain provides the first full-scale commentary on Jerome's famous Letter to Nepotian along with an introduction, newly revised Latin text, and English translation
Roelof. van den Broek
In Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem On the Life and the Passion of Christ, Roelof van den Broek offers the first edition, with introduction, translation and notes, of a coptic text which contains a great number of apocryphal elements.
Edited by Matyáš Havrda, Vít Hušek and Jana Plátová
This volume comprises sixteen studies focused on the last extant part of Clement's Stromateis. Written by specialists from seven countries, it is a compendium of contemporary scholarship dealing with major aspects of Clement's thought in general.
Timo Nisula, University of Helsinki
In Augustine and the Functions of Concupiscence, Timo Nisula offers a comprehensive analysis of Augustine’s developing views of sinful desire. The book demonstrates how and why concupiscence became such a pregnant concept in Augustine’s theology and philosophy.
Tracing the gradual crystallisation of Augustine’s doctrine on grace in the individual periods of his thinking, this book also shows the unacceptable consequences of Augustine’s teaching as criticised by his Pelagian opponents.
Edmon L. Gallagher, Heritage Christian University
Though Christians used Greek translations of the Bible, many Fathers acknowledged that the status of their Old Testament as originally Hebrew scripture bore certain implications for their biblical theory, especially for the canon, language, and text of scripture.
Benjamin Gleede, University of Zürich
Examining the usage of the term ἐνυπόστατος throughout the Patristic period, this study illustrates the gradual change in its meaning from stressing the hypostatical independence of the trinitarian persons to upholding the reality of Christ's two natures in his unique hypostasis.
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