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

By Marcus Plested | Go to book overview

Contents
Abbreviationsxii
Introduction1
Part I: The Background7
1 The Macarian Writings and their Historical Context 9
1.1 The Manuscript Tradition 9
1.2 The Authorship, Date, and Immediate Milieu of the Macarian Writings 12
1.3 The Messalian Connection 16
1.4 Additional Note: The Vita Hypatii27
2 The Lineaments of the Macarian Vision 30
2.1 Sources 30
2.2 The Mutual Indwelling of Man and God 31
2.3 Cosmology and Anthropology 32
2.4 The Fall 35
2.5 The Coexistence of Sin and Grace: Unseen Warfare 36
2.6 Prayer and the Sacraments: The Visible and Invisible Church 38
2.7 The Trinitarian Dynamic of Salvation 42
3 Macarius and the Cappadocians 46
4 Macarius and Evagrius 59
Part II: The Legacy73
5 Mark the Monk 75
5.1 Introduction 75
5.2 The Fall and its Consequences 77
5.3 Baptism 81
5.4 The Post-Baptismal Struggle 90
5.5 The Revelation of Baptismal Grace 112

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition v
  • Contents ix
  • Abbreviations xii
  • Introduction 1
  • I the Macarian Writings and Their Historical Context 9
  • 2 The Lineaments of the Macarian Vision 30
  • The Background 46
  • The Background 59
  • 5 Mark the Monk 75
  • The Legacy 133
  • 7 The Asceticon of Abba Isaiah 176
  • 8 Maximus the Confessor 213
  • Conclusion 255
  • Bibliography 259
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