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The life of Saint Basil the New. The aerial toll-houses and the sight of the Fearful Judgment

Translated by: Laura Enache
Ediție îngrijită de: Pr. Dragoș Bahrim
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The life of St. Basil the New is of special importance for Byzantine studies and the history of Christian theology and spirituality. As a hagiographic text, it illustrates the form of spirituality called "the madness of Christ," an asceticism that proposes the renunciation of honorability, with advanced spirituality showing only a select few disciples. In Byzantine spirituality, Life contains the most detailed description of the particular judgment in the form of the demonic toll-houses in the air , but also of the Last Judgment . this world, Lifeintroduces the theme of the visibility of the world beyond our world, in response to the reproach of the rich merciless of hell to the patriarch Abraham: "No, father Abraham, but if any of the dead go to them, they will repent" (Luke 16:30 ).

The magnitude of the visions of the heavenly...

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The life of St. Basil the New is of special importance for Byzantine studies and the history of Christian theology and spirituality. As a hagiographic text, it illustrates the form of spirituality called "the madness of Christ," an asceticism that proposes the renunciation of honorability, with advanced spirituality showing only a select few disciples. In Byzantine spirituality, Life contains the most detailed description of the particular judgment in the form of the demonic toll-houses in the air , but also of the Last Judgment . this world, Lifeintroduces the theme of the visibility of the world beyond our world, in response to the reproach of the rich merciless of hell to the patriarch Abraham: "No, father Abraham, but if any of the dead go to them, they will repent" (Luke 16:30 ).

The magnitude of the visions of the heavenly Jerusalem and the world beyond is of definite interest also for the interrogation of contemporary man about the ultimate meaning of life and its eternity, or about the being after separation from the body.

This volume contains the translation, according to the Greek original, of the most extensive version, preserved in the manuscript Mosquensis Sinod. g. 249.

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Collection: 
Teologie bizantină
Publishing date: 
2020
Pages: 
512
ISBN: 
978-606-666-875-0
Cover type: 
cartonată
Format: 
13 x 20 cm
Color: 
monocrom

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