Download e-book for iPad: Contextualizing Cassian: Aristocrats, Asceticism, and by Richard J. Goodrich

By Richard J. Goodrich

ISBN-10: 0199213135

ISBN-13: 9780199213139

Richard J. Goodrich examines the try through the fifth-century ascetic author John Cassian to persuade and form the improvement of Western monasticism. Goodrich's shut research of Cassian's earliest paintings (The Institutes) makes a speciality of his interplay with the values and preconceptions of a conventional Roman elite, in addition to his engagement with modern writers. by means of putting The Institutes in context, Goodrich demonstrates simply how progressive this foundational paintings was once for its time and milieu.

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