Basil of Caesarea (Paperback)
$43.26 - Free delivery worldwide (to United States and
all these other countries) Usually dispatched within 48 hours
Short Description for Basil of Caesarea Basil of Caesarea is often thought of as an opponent of heresy and a pioneer of monastic life. In this biographical study, however, controversy is no longer seen as the central preoccupation of his life, nor are his ascetic initiatives viewed as seperable from his pastoral concern.
- Published: 11 February 1998
- Format: Paperback 432 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780520213814 ISBN 10: 0520213815
- Sales rank: 523,235
$11.54 - Save $45.91 79% off - RRP $57.45
$30.16 - Save $2.70 (8%) - RRP $32.86
$26.99 - Save $5.88 17% off - RRP $32.87
Full description for Basil of Caesarea
Basil of Caesarea is thought of most often as an opponent of heresy and a pioneer of monastic life in the eastern church. In this new biographical study, however, controversy is no longer seen as the central preoccupation of his life nor are his ascetic initiatives viewed as separable from his pastoral concern for all Christians. Basil's letters, sermons, and theological treatises, together with the testimonies of his relatives and friends, reveal a man beset by doubt. He demanded loyalty, but gave it also, and made it a central feature of his church. In Rousseau's portrait, Basil's understanding of human nature emerges as his major legacy.