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The Asketikon of St Basil the Great

The Asketikon of St Basil the Great by Anna M. Silvas
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The Asketikon of St Basil the Great comprises a new English translation and studies which re-examine the emergence of monasticism in Asia Minor. The Regula Basilii, translated by Rufinus from Basil's Small Asketikon, is closely compared with the Greek text of the longer edition, as a means to tracing the development of ideas. Silvas concludes that the antecedents of the monastic community of the Great Asketikon are best sought not in some kind ofsub-orthodox modus vivendi of male and female ascetics living together and increasingly curbed by an emerging neo-Nicene orthodoxy less favourable to women ('homoiousian asceticism'), but in the local domestic ascetic movement in Anatolia as typified in the developments at Annisa under the leadership ofMakrina.
OUP Oxford; September 2005
538 pages; ISBN 9780191569272
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Title: The Asketikon of St Basil the Great
Author: Anna M. Silvas