St Basil the Great (330-379) is one of the most important figures in Christian history and a theologian and spiritual teacher of ecumenical significance. At a time when the sources of their riche spiritual heritage are being re-appropriated by Christians of many traditions, it is strange that little attention has so far been given to Basilian spirituality. A Life Pleasing to God tells the story of Basil's own spiritual development in the theologically turbulent fourth-century. Its core is a study of those passages of the Asceticon which illustrate his understanding of the foundation of the Christian life and lay out the possibilities, and problems, of Christian community.
Title: A Life Pleasing to God (Cistercian Studies)
Publisher: Cistercian Publications c/o Liturgical Press
ISBN 10: 0879076895
Author: Augustine Holmes
ISBN 13: 9780879076894
Number of Pages: 308
Date Published: 2000-01-01