Cassian’s Conferences: Scriptural Interpretation and the Monastic Ideal

Christopher J. Kelly

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Format: EPUB

Page count: 148 pages

File size: 16.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This book explores Cassian’s use of scripture in the ‘Conferences’, especially its biblical models, to convey his understanding of the desert ideal to the monastic communities of Gaul. This book demonstrates how the scriptures functioned as a dynamic force in the lives of Christians, emphasizes the importance of Cassian in the development of the Western monastic tradition, and offers an alternative to the sometimes problematic descriptions of patristic exegesis as “allegory” or “typology.”