St. Macarius the Spiritbearer (Popular Patristics Series; Vol 28): Coptic Texts Relating to Saint Macarius the Great / January 01, 2004
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These three texts – The Sayings of Saint Macarius, The Virtues of Saint Macarius, and The Life of Saint Macarius of Scetis – provide insight into one of the most venerated saints of the Coptic Church and into the life in the Egyptian monastic communities of the fourth century.
Macarius the Great (also referred to as Macarius of Egypt or Macarius the Egyptian) presided over a loosely knit scattering of ascetic monastic communities in the fourth century Egyptian desert. He enjoyed great respect during his lifetime and his fame was further spread after appearing in Palladius’ Lausiac History. This volume presents three ancient texts and provides valuable insight into the world of Coptic spirituality and early Egyptian asceticism. This work is a companion volume to Four Desert Fathers, also published by SVS Press, which features the lives of Macarius the Spiritbearer, Macarius of Alexandria, Pambo and Evagrius. The two volumes together, introducing the thought and practice of these desert dwellers through their Sayings, Virtues and Lives, offer the best access to their world.
About the Popular Patristics Series (PPS):
The Popular Patristics Series published by St Vladimir’s Seminary Press provides readable and accurate translations of a wide range of early Christian literature to a wide audience—students of Christian history to lay Christians reading for spiritual benefit. Recognized scholars in their fields provide short but comprehensive and clear introductions to the material. The mission of the series is to mine the riches of the early Church and to make these treasures available to all.
The series includes classics of Christian literature, thematic volumes, homily collections, letters, spiritual guidance, and poetical works from a wide variety of geographical contexts and historical backgrounds. Patristic authors include St Athanasius, St Gregory the Great, St Basil, St Gregory of Nazianzus, Tertullian, and many, many more!
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