Tradition And Theology In St John Cassian by A. M. C. Casiday

Tradition And Theology In St John Cassian

byA. M. C. Casiday

Hardcover | November 30, 2006

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Though the monastic writings of St John Cassian have been enduringly popular, his reputation (not least as a theological author) has been seriously compromised. A. M. C. Casiday begins with an evaluation of conventional ideas about Cassian and, finding them seriously flawed, offers the uirstsustained attempt at re-reading Cassian's works for their theological significance. Specific attention is called to the Christological aspects of Cassian's monastic anthropology. Throughout, reference is made to Cassian's contemporaries - both well-known figures like Augustine of Hippo, EvagriusPonticus, Vincent of Lerins, and Nestorius, and lesser-known figures such as Prosper of Aquitaine, Valerian of Cimiez, and Paul of Tamma - in order to offer an analysis of Cassian's writings and their significance that is unencumbered by anachronism.

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A. M. C. Casiday is Leverhulme Fellow, Department of Theology, University of Durham.

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Title:Tradition And Theology In St John CassianFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.91 inPublished:November 30, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199297185

ISBN - 13:9780199297184

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Monastic theology in fifth-century southern Gaul2. Cassianus contra Pelagianos3. Cassian's tradition4. Prayer according to Cassian5. `Into the Holy of Holies': Cassian's ChristologyConclusion