The Epistles of St Symeon the New Theologian (Oxford Early by H. J. M. Turner

By H. J. M. Turner

St Symeon the recent Theologian (949-1022) is thought of as essentially the most major figures in Byzantine mysticism. even though a really debatable determine in his personal lifetime, he's now respected either in Orthodox and different Christian traditions. After starting his monastic existence whereas nonetheless relatively younger, he grew to become hegumen of the monastery of St Mamas, and held that place for numerous years. a lot of his writings, together with the Discourses and
Hymns, have seemed in print, yet his 4 epistles haven't been released of their entirety until eventually now.

In those 4 letters, in addition to criticising these contending opposed to him, Symeon writes as a pastor, involved to offer functional ethical suggestions. He specializes in confession, repentence, and the function of the non secular father. H. J. M. Turner information the biographic and textual context of this scholarly annotated variation. He makes use of the formerly unpublished Greek textual content proven by means of Joseph Paramelle to supply an authoritative foundation for his translation. basically and accessibly offered, those letters
serve to augment our knowing of Symeon's lifestyles and work.

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