Evagrius Ponticus: Text and Translation

Dr. Luke Dysinger, O.S.B., of Saint Andrew’s Abbey in Valyermo California, has made available online the text and translation of a number of important works by the fourth-century monastic theorist Evagrius Ponticus.  His site is noteworthy for providing translations of texts that are not available in English anywhere in print, most notably the Kephalaia Gnostica, a highly influential text for monastic spirituality, extant in Syriac, but not the original Greek.  Essentially, then, this is a major online publication:

http://www.ldysinger.com/Evagrius/00a_start.htm

The website includes further useful materials, including free online courses: “Monastic Spiritual Theology;” “Christian Asceticism;” “The Monastic Tradition of Spiritual Direction;” and “Early Church Fathers.”  These are outlined by topic, and accompanied by well-selected primary sources and art.

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