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Tradition and Theology in St John Cassian

A. M. C. Casiday


Though the monastic writings of St John Cassian have been enduringly popular, his reputation (not least as a theological author) has been seriously compromised. This book begins with an evaluation of conventional ideas about Cassian and, finding them seriously flawed, offers the first sustained 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, Evagrius Ponticus, Vincent ... More

Keywords: Christology, monastic anthropology, Christian monasticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199297184
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297184.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

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