The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition

Hardcover | October 18, 2004

byMarcus Plested

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The Macarian writings are among the most important and influential works of the early Christian ascetic and mystical tradition. This book offers an introduction to the work of Macarius-Symeon (commonly referred to as Pseudo-Macarius), outlining the lineaments of his teaching and thehistorical context of his works. The book goes on to examine and re-evaluate the complex question of his relationship with the Messalian tendency and to explore the nature of his theological and spiritual legacy in the later Christian tradition. In so doing the book also offers substantialtreatments of the work of Mark the Monk, Diadochus of Photice, Abba Isaiah, and Maximus Confessor. It stands therefore not only as an exploration of the teaching and legacy of Macarius-Symeon but also as a chapter in the history of the Christian spiritual tradition.

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The Macarian writings are among the most important and influential works of the early Christian ascetic and mystical tradition. This book offers an introduction to the work of Macarius-Symeon (commonly referred to as Pseudo-Macarius), outlining the lineaments of his teaching and thehistorical context of his works. The book goes on to ...

Marcus Plested is Principal, Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies (Cambridge Theological Federation) and Research Associate in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.5 × 5.35 × 0.84 inPublished:October 18, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199267790

ISBN - 13:9780199267798

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Table of Contents

I. The Background1. The Macarian Writings and their Historical Context2. The Lineaments of the Macarian Vision3. Macarius and the Cappadocians4. Macarius and EvagriusII. The Legacy5. Mark the Monk6. Diadochus of Photice7. The Asceticon of Abba Isaiah8. Maximus the ConfessorConclusion