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Evagrius of Pontus: The Greek Ascetic Corpus

Robert E. Sinkewicz


Evagrius of Pontus (c.345–99) was one of the most prominent figures among the monks of the desert settlements of Nitria, Sketis, and Kellia in Lower Egypt. Through the course of his ascetic writings he formulated a systematic presentation of the teaching of the semi-eremitic monks of these settlements. The works of Evagrius had a profound influence on Eastern Orthodox monastic teaching and passed to the West through the writings of John Cassian (c.365–435). This book provides an English translation of Evagrius' Greek ascetic writings, based on modern critical editions, where available, and, wh ... More

Keywords: Evagrius of Pontus, Nitria, Sketis, Kellia, Lower Egypt, monks, John Cassian, ascetic writings, Eulogios

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199259939
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259939.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert E. Sinkewicz, author
Professor of Eastern Christian Studies at the University of Toronto