John Cassian: The Conferences


Long awaited by medievalists, monastics, and patrisic scholars, these are the complete conferences of Cassian, a major spiritual writer, a precursor of Benedict, and a bridge between the desert and the West. The conferences are a record of his dialogues and focus on the cultivation of virtue and purity of heart. Annotations include scholarly addenda, notes, textual reference, commentaries, and an index.

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