Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Thomas L. Humphries, Jr.

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199685035

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685035.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 23 January 2021

Ascetic Pneumatology for the Laity

Ascetic Pneumatology for the Laity

(p.55) 3 Ascetic Pneumatology for the Laity
Ascetic Pneumatology from John Cassian to Gregory the Great

Thomas L. Humphries

Oxford University Press

This short chapter argues that Leo the Great is engaged in the same kind of ascetic pneumatology as is Cassian. Even though Leo (as a bishop of Rome) is concerned with the ascetic formation of the laity, he understands the Holy Spirit in much the same way as Cassian, who wrote to form professed monks as their abbot. St Leo is specifically concerned with liturgy and sacraments, as well as fasting and almsgiving. These provide special venues for the Holy Spirit to reform Christian lives.

Keywords:   St Leo the Great, bishops, laity, sacraments, Holy Spirit, Eucharist, almsgiving, ascetic pneumatology

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .