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The Resource On the human condition, St. Basil the Great ; translation and introduction by Nonna Verna Harrison

On the human condition, St. Basil the Great ; translation and introduction by Nonna Verna Harrison

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On the human condition
Title
On the human condition
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St. Basil the Great ; translation and introduction by Nonna Verna Harrison
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  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Introduction to major themes in Greek Patristic anthropology-the image of God in the human being, the Fall of humanity, and the cause of evil-and brings together the main writings of St Basil the Great, fourth-century archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia, on these subjects. St Basil deftly addresses the questions posed by the human condition with characteristic clarity and sobriety. He formulates a balance between humility grounded in our creation from the earth and confidence based on the dignity of being created according to God's image. In addition to two discourses on the creation of humanity, this volume includes Letter 233 to Amphilochius of Iconium, St Basil's spiritual son-a succinct and pointed discussion regarding the functions of the human mind, the activity for which God created it, and how it can be used for good, evil, or morally neutral purposes. This letter complements the discussion of emotions in St Basil's Homily against Anger, also included in this volume. Finally, the book includes excerpts from St Basil's fatherly instructions to his ascetic communities, commonly known as the Long Rules or the Great Asceticon
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approximately 329-379
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Basil
Index
no index present
LC call number
BR65.B33
LC item number
E6 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Harrison, Verna E. F
Series statement
St. Vladimir's Seminary Press "popular patristics" series
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  • Theological anthropology
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Sermons, Early Christian
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Sermons, Early Christian
  • Theological anthropology
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On the human condition, St. Basil the Great ; translation and introduction by Nonna Verna Harrison
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-126)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- First homily: On the origin of humanity, discourse 1, On that which is according to the image -- Second homily: On the origin of humanity, discourse 2: On the human being -- Homily explaining that God is not the cause of evil -- Homily against anger -- Homily on the words "be attentive to yourself" -- Letter 233, to Bishop Amphilochius, who has asked a question -- Long rules, selections
Control code
58422824
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9780881412949
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005005588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)58422824
Label
On the human condition, St. Basil the Great ; translation and introduction by Nonna Verna Harrison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-126)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- First homily: On the origin of humanity, discourse 1, On that which is according to the image -- Second homily: On the origin of humanity, discourse 2: On the human being -- Homily explaining that God is not the cause of evil -- Homily against anger -- Homily on the words "be attentive to yourself" -- Letter 233, to Bishop Amphilochius, who has asked a question -- Long rules, selections
Control code
58422824
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9780881412949
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005005588
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)58422824
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