The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition


The Macarian writings are among the most important and influential works of the early Christian ascetic and mystical tradition. This book offers an introduction to the work of Macarius-Symeon (commonly referred to as Pseudo-Macarius), outlining the lineaments of his teaching and the historical context of his works. The book goes on to examine and re-evaluate the complex question of his relationship with the Messalian tendency and to explore the nature of his theological and spiritual legacy in the later Christian tradition.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Marcus Plested
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 2004