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Ascetical Homilies (Mystic Treatises)

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Koninklijke Akademie Van Wetenschappen 1923

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Known for his numerous works on Christian spirituality, St. Isaac the Syrian’s Ascetical Homilies are treasured for his perspective on both the Christian life and the practice of “stillness” and quietude in prayer, or what the Orthodox Church calls “hesychasm.” This work is considered by many to be one of the most important writings on spirituality in the history of the Church.

The Logos edition of this text will enhance your studies of Christian spirituality and prayer, with each Scriptural reference being linked to your favorite translation on mouseover, and the whole of the text completely searchable. You can cross-reference key ideas, themes, and illustrations with your library of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works. This is a must-have volume for any student of Christian prayer, asceticism, or spirituality.

Key Features

  • Complete English translation of the Syriac text
  • Classic work on Christian spirituality and asceticism
  • Several treatises on topics such as Christian behavior, temptation, living in solitude, and more

Product Details

  • Title: Ascetical Homilies (Mystic Treatises)
  • Author: Isaac of Nineveh
  • Translator: A. J. Wensinck
  • Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Publication Date: 1923
  • Pages: 400

About Isaac of Nineveh

Isaac of Nineveh (St. Isaac the Syrian) was a seventh century monastic, bishop, and theologian, remembered especially for his written works. Isaac is unique in that he is commemorated as a Saint by the Oriental, Eastern Orthodox, and Catholic churches, despite living after the period of the Nestorian schism.

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