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Classic Studies on St. Basil the Great (4 vols.)
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Overview

Classic Studies on St. Basil the Great explores the impact of Greek thought on St. Basil the Great, the third-century church father and influential theologian. St. Basil’s impact on the early church was profound, and any factors influencing his life are relevant to early-church historians. These scholarly volumes provide valuable insight into St. Basil’s life with chronological outlines of his era, explanations of Greek rhetoric, analyses of both primary and secondary influences on St. Basil’s writings, and more.

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Key Features

  • Chronological outlines of St. Basil’s life
  • Analyses of the impact of Greek rhetoric on St. Basil and the early church
  • Explanatory texts on Greek rhetoric, the Second Sophistic Period, and more

Individual Titles

St. Basil and Greek Literature

  • Author: Leo Vincent Jacks
  • Publisher: Catholic University of America
  • Publication Date: 1922
  • Pages: 109

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In his dissertation St. Basil and Greek Literature, Leo Vincent Jacks investigates St. Basil’s knowledge of Greek literature in order to ascertain the impact that Greek culture and philosophy had on him. Jacks also offers a chronological outline of St. Basil’s life and an index of authors connected with St. Basil.

Leo Vincent Jacks (1896–1972) earned his PhD from the Catholic University of America and taught at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. He is the author of A Turquoise Rosary, La Salle, and Xenophon, Soldier of Fortune.

The Influence of Plato on Saint Basil

  • Author: Theodore Leslie Shear
  • Publisher: J. H. Furst Company
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: 65

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This book explores the influence of Plato on the language, philosophy, theology, and ethics of St. Basil—both directly (through St. Basil’s education and life experience) and indirectly (through Plato’s general impact on the early church fathers).

Theodore Leslie Shear (1880–1945) was an eminent archaeologist. He directed the American School excavations at the Athenian Agora, and was involved in the School’s excavations at ancient Corinth. Shear earned a PhD in philosophy from John Hopkins University, among other achievements.

The Influence of the Second Sophistic on the Style of the Sermons of St. Basil the Great

  • Author: James Marshall Campbell
  • Publisher: Catholic University of America
  • Publication Date: 1922
  • Pages: 161

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The Influence of the Second Sophistic on the Style of the Sermons of St. Basil the Great discusses the ways St. Basil’s writings reveal his sophistic training and includes such context as a history of Greek rhetoric, a chronological table outlining St. Basil’s rhetorical, political, and ecclesiastical life, and an overview of the Second Sophistic Period.

James Marshall Campbell (1895–1977) received his PhD from the Catholic University of America in 1922, and wrote or contributed to several books, including The Greek Fathers: Our Debt to Greece and Rome.

St. Basil the Great

  • Author: Richard Travers Smith
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 239

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In St. Basil the Great, Richard Travers Smith provides a comprehensive look at the life of St. Basil, covering his early life, personality traits, career, theology, and asceticism—as well as the context of the times in which he lived and worked.

Richard Travers Smith was vicar of St. Bartholomew’s and St. Patrick’s churches in Dublin. He wrote several books, including The Church in France.

Product Details

  • Title: Classic Studies on St. Basil the Great
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 574