» » St Isaac of Nineveh on Ascetical Life (English and Syriac Edition)
hotellemcasadeicervia.it
ePub 1706 kb. | Fb2 1665 kb. | DJVU: 1627 kb.
Bibles

St Isaac of Nineveh on Ascetical Life (English and Syriac Edition) epub ebook

by Mary Hansbury,Translator,Bishop of Nineveh Isaac

St Isaac of Nineveh on Ascetical Life (English and Syriac Edition) epub ebook

Author: Mary Hansbury,Translator,Bishop of Nineveh Isaac
Category: Catholicism
Language: English Syriac
Publisher: St Vladimirs Seminary Pr (September 1, 1989)
Pages: 116 pages
ISBN: 0881410772
ISBN13: 978-0881410778
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 342
Other formats: lrf txt lit rtf


This book "Saint Isaac of Nineveh on Ascetical Life" is a collection of 6 Discourses which is of coarse set to 6 chapters all within 116 pages. St Isaac of Nineveh is a Saint in both the Catholic and the Orthodox Churches.

This book "Saint Isaac of Nineveh on Ascetical Life" is a collection of 6 Discourses which is of coarse set to 6 chapters all within 116 pages.

Hansbury, St. Isaac of Nineveh: On Ascetical Life. Crestwood: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1989. M. Pirard, Abba Isaak tou Syrou Logoi Asketikoi: Kritiki ekdosi. Hagion Oros: Hiera Monē Ivērōn, 2012.

The author is also known as Isaac the Syrian, and the . St Isaac has some very helpful things to say. I took the liberty of making an index for the pdf with text version.

The author is also known as Isaac the Syrian, and the work as the Ascetical. A second series of mystical treatises does exist in Syriac and was recently discovered and translated by Sebastian Brock. The chapter headings give a good idea of what's in the book.

Isaac of Nineveh, also remembered as Saint Isaac the Syrian, Abba Isaac, Isaac Syrus and Isaac of Qatar, was a 7th-century Church of the East Syriac Christian bishop and theologian best remembered for his written works on Christian asceticism

Isaac of Nineveh, also remembered as Saint Isaac the Syrian, Abba Isaac, Isaac Syrus and Isaac of Qatar, was a 7th-century Church of the East Syriac Christian bishop and theologian best remembered for his written works on Christian asceticism. He is regarded as a saint in the Assyrian Church of the East and in the Chaldean Catholic and Eastern Orthodox tradition, his feast day falls, together with 4th-century theologian and hymnographer St. Ephrem the Syrian, on January 28.

Start by marking St Isaac of Nineveh on Ascetical Life as Want to Read . I'm not a translator and don't know what the original text was like, but for me this read like a very 'wooden', literal translation.

Start by marking St Isaac of Nineveh on Ascetical Life as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. It needed work to polish it and make is read with a beauty to it.

Isaac of Nineveh,, also called Isaac the Syrian, or Isaac Syrus, (died c. 700, near Susa in Umayyad Iran), Syrian bishop, theologian, and monk . Retiring to a solitary monastic life in the desert of Rabban Shapur, Isaac devoted himself to writing on mystical themes

Isaac of Nineveh,, also called Isaac the Syrian, or Isaac Syrus, (died c. 700, near Susa in Umayyad Iran), Syrian bishop, theologian, and monk whose writings on mysticism became a fundamental source for both Eastern and Western Christians. Retiring to a solitary monastic life in the desert of Rabban Shapur, Isaac devoted himself to writing on mystical themes. He is reputed to have lost his sight because of assiduous reading. The celebrated 14th-century Syrian theologian Abhdisho bar Berikha records that Isaac wrote seven volumes of ascetical treatises, verse, dialogues, and other writings, of which only 82 chapters on Christian mysticism survive.

St Isaac's monastic anthropology had a major influence on all of Byzantine spiritual literature. Additional Product Features. Place of Publication. Crestwood, Ny. Genre. Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 6 brand new listings.

All translations are by Joshua Falconer.

On Ascetical Life is part of the POPULAR PATRISTIC SERIES. ly/pdf rj Powered by TCPDF (ww. cpdf.

On Ascetical Life Isaac of Nineveh was a native of Bet Qatraye near present-day Bahrain on the Persian Gulf. A teacher and monk, he was consecrated bishop (ca. 660-680), but preferred to live out his live as an anchorite. A Scriptural scholar, he studies Scripture so much that he became blind and had to dictate his writings. He died at an advance age and was buried in Rabban Shabur, where he spent most of his monastic life. St Isaac's monastic anthropology has a major influence on all of Byzantine spiritual literature. The way toward God, in his writing, was threefold: the way of the body, the way of the soul, and the way of the spirit. In the first stage, the person begins with a total preoccupation with the passions and moves toward God by means of bodily works: fasting, vigils, and psalmody. The next stage involves a struggle against thoughts foreign to the nature of the soul, turning from created objects to the contemplation of God's wisdom and a transformation within. As the person arrives at a total openness of the soul to the future hope, he proceeds to the final stage of unified knowledge, which is an attitude of wonder and praise in continual prayer to God, leading to the freedom of immortal life that is given after the resurrection.This translation, by Mary Hansbury, of St Isaac of Nineveh's work On the Ascetical Life is based on the Syriac text edited by P. Bedjan in Mar Isaacus Ninivita, De Perfectione Religiosa. On Ascetical Life is part of the POPULAR PATRISTIC SERIES.
Reviews (5)
Uaha
Readers who are new to St. Isaac, and who may well be wondering what all the fuss is about, would be wise to avoid the present book: 'St Isaac of Nineveh on Ascetical Life' ISBN: 0881410772. The Introduction, having been written apparently for scholars of Syriac literature, is dull. The translation is flat, uninspired, and contains many passages so obscure that it's impossible to extract any sort of meaning from them at all. The translator is a scholar who seems to have practically no feeling at all for the rich spirituality of this amazing Syrian Christian.

I strongly recommend, instead of the present book, the following titles.

Sebastian Brock's 'Daily Readings With St. Isaac of Syria' ISBN: 0872431738: Daily Readings With St. Isaac of Syria (Daily Readings Series)

Also the same scholar's 'The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life' (which contains 60 pages of extracts from St. Isaac) ISBN 0879079010: Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life (Cistercian Studies Series, 101)

Hilarion Alfeyev's 'The Spiritual World of Isaac the Syrian' ISBN 0879077751: The Spiritual World of Isaac the Syrian.

Also strongly recommended is Brock's 'The Wisdom of St. Isaac the Syrian' ISBN: 0728301458. The Wisdom of Saint Isaac the Syrian (Fairacres Publications)

All four of these superbly translated books are happily in print and currently available at Amazon at the time of writing, and all will give you a good idea of the real beauty and profundity of St. Isaac. But the book under review, sadly, is only too likely to put you off him forever.

Lyrtois
I read most the other reviews here about this book & they were very eye opening. This book "Saint Isaac of Nineveh on Ascetical Life" is a collection of 6 Discourses which is of coarse set to 6 chapters all within 116 pages. I agree that the introduction is written very heavy handed from the history of the Roman Empire versus the Persians to the differences of so-called "Nestorian" (Patriarch Nestorian views & the Assyrian Church in Syria & Iran don't hold the exact same dogmas but are close) versus Orthodox (the One Holy Catholic & Apostolic Church around the Mediterranean sea) dogmas leaves very little information or foretaste of what Saint Isaac is going to write about in his Discourses. As another reviewer wrote the readings are free flowing & sort of kept to one subject but Saint Isaac does go off into tangents. When reading Saint Issac Discourses try to imagine that you are having a conversation with him & the going will be easier. There are a few Orthodox or Patristic words or concepts that might take awhile to soak in for new comers but those that read ancient historical spiritual writings will not have a problem. The most common theme in this book that I see is that the pure in heart shall see God. I think I will check out the other translations & see if I can gleam a little more from this Saint that has influenced so many beyond their set dogma structures or historical locations.

Na
St. Isaac's discourses, while somewhat rambling, nevertheless provide much food for thought for Christians seeking to deepen their relationship with God. I found it especially valuable for the differences from Western writings on ascetism (one example - while the Western works I've read often point up the positive value of manual labor, St. Isaac describes manual labor as "a hindrance to the remembrance of God" and prescribes it only for the spiritually weak).

A few points on this work:

(1) Unless you are deeply interested in historical background, you can safely skip the introduction. It contains nothing necessary for understanding St. Isaac's actual writings.

(2) St. Isaac's discourses are not really "themed," and while he will follow one train of thought for several verses, he also changes topics easily, and may drop a line of thought for several verses only to pick it back up again (or not). Treat this much as you would Pascal's "Pensees" - as a collection of thoughts with minimal organization.

(3) Be careful of the bracketed words (included by the translator to make a passage more clear). In at least one case the verse definitely makes more sense if the bracketed words are omitted (fourth discourse, verse 8 - "Bread [earned through] sweat is sweet to the workman.", but since the next line of the verse says that "Labors for the sake of righteousness are sweet ...", it seems certain that Isaac means the sweat is sweet, not the bread). I suspect other cases of this could be found.

Brazil
Such beauty in thoughts, words, and reflections on God, spirituality, and our true nature and calling are rarely encountered. This is a must read for anyone who truly seeks to know God. Quotes from the Scriptures and God's love fill the very words and essence of the seventh century mystic monk. Beyond all comprehension, only God speaking through a human could produce such beauty and love.

Goltigor
St Isaac of Nineveh is a Saint in both the Catholic and the Orthodox Churches. This book gives an excellent insight into his attitude to life and to the quest for Sainthood on earth, which is really the path into God. Living a life of hardship, at a time when life was hard anyway, he advocates giving everything up for God, and outlines the difficulties one will encounter, and some of the signs of the coming of the Holy Spirit. To him, ascetism is the quickest path to Heaven. The translation makes the text easy to read.

2016-2020 © www.hotellemcasadeicervia.it
All rights reserved