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 , The Sayings of Saint Macarius, The Virtues of Saint Macarius and The Life of Saint Macarius of Scetis and provides valuable insight into the world of Coptic spirituality and early Egyptian asceticism. This work is a companian volume to Four Desert Fathers, also published by SVS Press, which features the lives of Macrius the Spiritbearer, Macarius of Alexandria, Pambo and Evagrius.
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Descripción St. Vladimirs Seminary Press December 2004, 2004. Paper Back. Estado de conservación: New. This volume, paired with Four Desert Fathers, brings the lives and teachings of four Coptic monks to a wider audience than Gabriel Bunge and Adalbert de Vogüé's original, largely academic, French translations from the Coptic Palladiana. Dr. Tim Vivian, a Lecturer in Religious Studies at California State-Bakersfield, has translated the Lives of Pambo, Evagrius, Macarius of Egypt (also known as Macarius the Great) and Macarius of Alexandria from the French as well as the Sayings, the Virtues, and a later Life of St. Macarius of Scetis (Macarius the Great). Monks of the fifth century, these four lived in the monastic communities of Lower Egypt (called Wadi al-Natrun) primarily as eremitic ascetics. Ah, but not entirely, else we would never know their names or be privy to their sometimes humorous, invariably sagacious manner of life in the Holy Spirit. Miraculous tales (Macarius of Egypt once healed three newborn antelope calves and a hyena cub) are woven with pragmatic counsel worth committing to heart. After instructing a brother to alternately abuse and praise the dead, one of the fathers counsels, ''If you wish to be saved, go, be dead, take no account of people's scorn or their compliments, like the dead themselves, and you can be saved.'' Other encounters contain the poem's power to enliven with a single image: ''Abba Macarius dismissed the congregation from Scetis and said to the brothers, 'Flee, brothers.' An old man said to him, 'Where shall we flee beyond this desert?' He placed his finger on his mouth and said, 'This is flight.'''. Nº de ref. de la librería 136858
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