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The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings

Volume 2. Practice


Part of The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings

Bradley K. Storin, Ellen Muehlberger, Andrew Radde-Gallwitz, Mark DelCogliano, Edward J. Vodoklys, SJ
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  • Date Published: November 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107062054

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  • The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings provides definitive anthology of early Christian texts, from c.100 to 650 CE. Its six volumes reflect the cultural, intellectual and linguistic diversity of early Christianity and are organized thematically on the topics of God, practice, Christ, community, reading and creation. The series expands the pool of source material to include not only Greek and Latin writings, but also Syriac and Coptic texts. Additionally, the series rejects a theologically normative view by juxtaposing texts that were important in antiquity but later deemed 'heretical', with orthodox texts. The translations are accompanied by introductions, notes, suggestions for further reading and scriptural indices. The second volume is focused on the topic of practice, including texts on education, advice, forming communities and instructing congregations. It will be an invaluable resource for students, academic researchers in early Christian studies, history of Christianity, theology, religious studies and late antique Roman history.

    • Provide fresh translations of previously translated texts and first-time translations of many obscure texts, providing readers with access to texts previously available only to high-level scholars
    • Includes texts from a range of theological viewpoints, presenting a fair picture of the full range of early Christian diversity
    • As a six-part whole, the number of texts presented in The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings is staggering, and the series will be the definitive collection of early Christian texts for decades to come
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107062054
    • length: 350 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.62kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on contributors
    Note on the texts and translations
    Series introduction
    Part I. Education:
    1. Clement of Alexandria, The Instructor 1.1-4, 13 translated by Bradley K. Storin
    2. Teachings of Silvanus, Nag Hammadi Codex VII, Work 4 translated by Ellen Muehlberger
    3. Gregory the Wonderworker, Address to Origen 5-9 translated by Bradley K. Storin
    4. Methodius of Olympus, Symposium 5.1-5, 6 translated by Andrew Radde-Gallwitz
    Part II. Advice:
    5. Antony of Egypt, Letters 1 and 4 translated by Ellen Muehlberger
    6. Athanasius, Letter to Amoun translated by Mark DelCogliano
    7. Ammonas, Letters 2, 10 and 12 translated by Ellen Muehlberger
    8. Evagrius of Pontus, Protrepticus translated by Ellen Muehlberger
    9. Evagrius of Pontus, Paraeneticus translated by Ellen Muehlberger
    10. John Chrysostom, Letters to Olympias 9, 12 and 17 translated by Edward J. Vodoklys, SJ
    11. John Cassian, Conferences 1. Prologue, 1-4, 7-8 and 15-28 translated by Mark DelCogliano
    12. Book of Steps, memre 10 and 18 translated by Ellen Muehlberger
    Part III. Forming Communities:
    13. Pachomius, Paralipomena 19-20 translated by Mark DelCogliano
    14. Basil of Caesarea, Canonical Letters (Letters 188, 199, 217) translated by Andrew Radde-Gallwitz
    15. Gregory of Nyssa, Canonical Letter to Letoius translated by Andrew Radde-Gallwitz
    16. Shenoute of Atripe, Abraham our Father translated by Ellen Muehlberger
    17. Shenoute of Atripe, As I Sat on a Mountain translated by Ellen Muehlberger
    18. Rabbula, Canons for Monks and Clerics translated by Ellen Muehlberger
    19. John of Tella, Canons translated by Ellen Muehlberger
    Part IV. Instructing Congregations:
    20. Cyril of Jerusalem, Prologue and Mystical Catecheses translated by Bradley K. Storin
    21. John Chrysostom, Baptismal Instructions translated by Bradley K. Storin
    22. Theodore of Mopsuestia, Homily on Baptism translated by Ellen Muehlberger
    23. Augustine, On Catechizing the Uninstructed 1-6, 9-13 translated by Mark DelCogliano
    24. Narsai, On the Symbols of the Church and on Baptism translated by Ellen Muehlberger
    Suggestions for further reading
    Scriptural index.

  • Editor

    Ellen Muehlberger, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Ellen Muehlberger is Associate Professor of Christianity in Late Antiquity at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of Angels in Late Ancient Christianity (2013) and has published articles on late ancient topics in journals including the Journal of Early Christian Studies, the Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman Periods, Church History, Past and Present and Vigiliae Christianae.


    Bradley K. Storin, Ellen Muehlberger, Andrew Radde-Gallwitz, Mark DelCogliano, Edward J. Vodoklys, SJ

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