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"The Spiritually Beneficial Tales of Paul, Bishop of Monembasia"

Paul, Bishop of Monembasia; Translated, with an introduction and commentary, by John Wortley

"The Spiritually Beneficial Tales of Paul, Bishop of Monembasia"
"The Spiritually Beneficial Tales of Paul, Bishop of Monembasia"

ISBN: 9780879076597, CS159P

Details: 225 pgs, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Publication Date: 06/01/1996
Cistercian Publications

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The 'spiritually beneficial tales' of Byzantine Christianity grew out of the desert Apophthegmata. Written at a time, and at a social level, not remarkable for its literary output, the spontaneous and often naive tales shamelessly despoil the common treasure-house of the tradition while creating a new genre of spiritual admonition. Here readers enter the spiritual world of Paul, tenth-century bishop of Monembasia, 'a place of no particular importance'. Through his eyes we see the monastic and ecclesiastical world of ordinary tenth-century eastern Christians.