Path

Success

Path Created with Sketch.

Warning

Path

Error

Cokesbury
Discourses of Philoxenos of Mabbug
A New Translation and Introduction
  • By Philoxenos of Mabbug
  • By Robert A. Kitchen
$41.99
($49.95)

The thirteen "Discourses" of Philoxenos of Mabbug (445-523) were delivered to new monks at a monastery under his episcopal care. Written in elegant Syriac, the "Discourses" deal with the fundamentals of the monastic and ascetic life-faith, simplicity, fear of God, renunciation, and the struggle against the demons of gluttony and fornication. This is Philoxenos's longest work and his most popular. It avoids the strident character of his letters and commentaries that were composed to advance the anti-Chalcedonian movement.

This is the first English translation of an important Syriac text since the 1894 translation, now difficult to find. The introduction to this translation of the "Discourses" takes into account the scholarly work done and the books and articles published about Philoxenos in the past half century. There are no other titles in English that deal with the Discourses in this depth.

"Robert A. Kitchen is a minister of Knox-Metropolitan United Church, Regina, Saskatchewan. He read for the D.Phil at Oxford in Syriac literature under the supervision of Sebastian P. Brock. With Martien F. G. Parmentier, Robert A.Kitchen translated and introduced "The Book of Steps: The Syriac "Liber Graduum, CS 196 (Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian, 2004)."

Read More

Want it in two business days? Order by 2/22/2019 2:00:00 PM and choose Overnight shipping at checkout. Ships from a Cokesbury Connect Partner.
Availability: In stock
Eligible For Free Shipping
  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780879071356
    • Manufacturer: Cistercian Pubn
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780879071356
    • Publication Date: 01/01/2014
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Philoxenos of Mabbug
    • Author: Robert A. Kitchen
    • Page Count: 600
    • Weight: 1.51 pounds
  • Shipping and Returns
    This item is available for return.

    Cokesbury uses a variety of methods for ground shipping. At your request, we can also expedite order shipments for an additional charge. Cokesbury partners with UPS for these expedited deliveries.