Basil of Caesarea

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Saint Basil the Great was a fourth century Byzantine bishop of Caesarea and an influential theologian that supported the Nicene Creed and opposed the heresies of the early Christian church. His ability to balance his theological convictions with his political connections made Basil a powerful advocate for the Nicene position. He was also known for his care of the poor and underprivileged. Along with Pachomius, Basil is remembered as a father of communal monasticism in Eastern Christianity. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This eBook presents Basil’s collected works, with illustrations and informative introductions. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Basil’s life and works
* Features the major works of Basil in English translation
* Concise introduction to the texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* The translators’ original footnotes
* Includes the Greek text of Basil’s ‘Address to Young Men on the Right Use of Greek Literature’
* Features two bonus biographies — discover Basil’s ancient world


The Translations
Brief Introduction to Basil of Caesarea
On the Holy Spirit [tr. Blomfield Jackson]
Hexaemeron [tr. Blomfield Jackson]
Letters [tr. Blomfield Jackson]
Address to Young Men on the Right Use of Greek Literature [tr. Frederick Morgan Padelford]
Exhortation to Baptism [tr. Francis Patrick Kenrick]

The Greek Text
Address to Young Men on the Right Use of Greek Literature

The Biographies
Sketch of the Life and Works of Saint Basil (1885) by Blomfield Jackson
St. Basil the Great (1913) by Joseph McSorley

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