Evagrius, Kephalaia Gnostika : a new translation of the unreformed text from the Syriac / translated with an introduction and commentary by Ilaria L.E. Ramelli.

Evagrius exerted a striking impact on the development of spirituality, of Origenism, and of the spiritual interpretation of the Bible in Greek, Syriac, and Latin Christianity. This English translation of the most complete Syriac version of Kephalaia Gnostika makes Evagrius Ponticus's thoughts c...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Evagrius, Ponticus, 345?-399.
Other Authors: Ramelli, Ilaria, 1973- (Translator)
Format: eBook
Published:Atlanta : SBL Press, 2015.
Series:Writings from the Greco-Roman world.
Table of Contents:
  • Introductory essay: Recovering the true thought of the Origenian Evagrius: a needed reassessment of the influence of Origen and Gregory of Nyssa on Evagrius
  • Evagrius's life reconsidered in light of Origen's and Gregory's influence
  • The Kephalaia gnostika, their two versions, and their riddles
  • Evagrius's works, the loss of some in Greek, their survival in translations
  • The letter to Melania and its relation to the Kephalaia gnostika
  • Good and evil, gnosis and ignorance, virtue and sin, apatheia and passions, and restoration
  • The aeons and the telos
  • Christ, the attainment of unity, and creation
  • The positive role of matter and a crucial (and overlooked) terminological distinction: different kinds of bodies
  • Apatheia, pathē, and charity-love, which is no pathos
  • Judgment and providence, justice and mercy
  • Conclusions: contribution to research
  • The present commentary and acknowledgments
  • Evagrius, Kephalaia gnostika: translation and commentary.