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The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian

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Second Edition of the Incomparable Guide
to the Life of Prayer and the Love of God

Completely redesigned format for easy reading.

All 77 homilies of the first edition, revised for greater clarity and fidelity to the original, and supplemented with various passages and two complete homilies omitted from the first edition.

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Translator’s Introduction:

Updated to reflect the latest scholarship on St. Isaac

• Discusses all the biographical information about him known to exist

Map of places in Arabia and Mesopotamia associated with St. Isaac

Map of places in Western Europe associated with various Latin and Romance language translations of the Ascetical Homilies

Illustrations of Syriac, Greek, and Latin versions of his Homilies

List of major subsections


A. Additional Syriac Homilies by St. Isaac

B. Epistle of St. Macarius

C. Glossary of special terms

D. Table of Homily Equivalences

Index of Subjects, Index of Scriptural passages

608 pages, Smyth Sewn, Hard Cover

5 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches

Printed two-color on Mohawk Via Laid Paper

ISBN 978–0–943405–16–2

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