Saint John Cassian on Prayer


A. M. Casiday

ISBN: 978-0-7283-0166-5

LENGTH: 59 pages

Fairacres Publications 148

2006 4/2019

The two conferences on ‘Prayer’ by John Cassian, one of the greatest writers on monasticism, from his experience as hermit, theologian and churchman.

John Cassian is considered by the Church in the East and West to be one of the greatest of the early monastic writers. The breadth of his experience of eremitical life in the Egyptian desert, his distinction as a theologian and churchman, and his veneration for the Desert Fathers are conveyed in the ‘Institutes’ and ‘Conferences’. Augustine Casiday provides a new translation of the two classic conferences on ‘Prayer’, together with a critical introduction.

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59 pages


A. M. Casiday



Book Size

140 x 210 mm


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Author Bio

Augustine Casiday is Lecturer in Historical Theology and Director of the MA Monastic Studies programme at the University of Lampeter, prior to which he was Leverhulme Fellow in the Department of Theology at the University of Durham. His areas of interest include monasticism, patristic theology, orthodox theology, prayer, Christian Platonism and exegesis in early monastic literature. His published works include books on Evagrius Ponticus and John Cassian.

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