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By Boniface Ramsey

due to the fact its inception in 1947, the traditional Christian Writers sequence has turn into one of many world's most efficient patristic collections. based through the popular students Johannes Quasten and Joseph Plumpe on the Catholic collage of the US, the sequence has grown to fifty-seven volumes over fifty years. Translations of the works of Augustine, Basil, Theodoret, Palladius, Chrysostom, Tertullian and, so much lately, Justin Martyr are came across among the thirty-six authors whose writings include the sequence. widely known because the authoritative American patristic undertaking, the traditional Christian Writers sequence launches its moment fifty years with the long-anticipated e-book of John Cassian's The meetings, translated and provided via Boniface Ramsey, O.P.

The first entire translation into English of The meetings, Ramsey's rendering of Cassian is the one greatly annotated variation because the 17th century. integrated are introductory essays, notes and an invaluable sequence of indexes. well known for hundreds of years in either the East and West, this paintings will now be to be had to a much broader viewers of students, scholars and non secular seekers.

Anticipated within the subsequent years are John Cassian's The Institutes (completing the ebook of his monastic and ascetical writings within the historic Christian Writers series), never-before-published correspondence of Popes Damasus and Liberius, in addition to the catechumenate sermons of the North African, Quodvultdeus. As consistently, each one quantity will current the reader with a top quality English translation, notes and a scholarly creation.

The old Christian Writers sequence is presently edited by way of famous student and homilist Walter J. Burghardt, S.J., John Dillon of Washington, D.C. and Dennis McManus of Paulist Press.

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