The Rule of St. Basil in Latin and English Paperback

A Revised Critical Edition

by Anna M. Silvas;

0In Stock - Usually dispatched within 24 hours


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £31.16 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

The Rule of St. Basil in Latin and English

Full Product Description

Basil of Caesarea (AD 329-78), called "the Great" by later generations, was one of the fourth century's greatest theologians and pastors. His influence on the foundation of monastic life was enormous.As he toured the early ascetic communities, members would ask Basil about various aspects of living the Gospel life. Their questions and Basil's replies were taken down by tachygraphers and eventually became the Small Asketikon, first published in 366. The Regula Basilii is a Latin translation of this work, done by Rufinus of Aquileia in 397. It is one of the major sources of the Rule of Saint Benedict, and Benedict recommends it to zealous monks, calling it "the rule of our holy father Basil."This volume represents a new Latin edition, translated and annotated in English by Anna M. Silvas. It is based on the Latin text Basili Regula - A Rufino Latine Versa from Klaus Zelzer: Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiastricoum Latinorum, Vol. 86. It also includes three extra questions and answers that survive only in the Syriac translation. Silvas balances masterfully between the rigors of academic research and the interests of an intelligent, non-specialist readership.
This volume promises to become an indispensable resource in understanding both the history and the spirituality of monastic life.

The Rule of St. Basil in Latin and English by Anna M. Silvas was published by Liturgical Press in May 2013. The ISBN for The Rule of St. Basil in Latin and English is 9780814682128.

Reviews of The Rule of St. Basil in Latin and English

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about The Rule of St. Basil in Latin and English.


Details for The Rule of St. Basil in Latin and English

Page last updated 13th August 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLiturgical Press (May 2013)
EditionRevised edition
Number of Pages322
Thickness14 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4076651
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer