The Life of Saint Macrina
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
74 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.15 in
- Published: September 2005
Saint Macrina (327 - 370) was a major guiding force in the early development of monasticism and it was through her example that her brother, Saint Basil the Great, was inspired to establish one of the first monastic communities. This life, written by her other famous brother, Saint Gregory of Nyssa, is one of the masterpieces of Christian literature.
"One of the most extraordinary texts in early monastic literature and full of unique information about female monasticism, it is an essential complement to Basil's monastic writings."
--Columba Stewart, OSB,
author of 'Cassian the Monk'
"A luminous account of the practical, forceful, and effective work of this monastic founder and spiritual guide."
--Susan Ashbrook Harvey, author of 'Asceticism
and Society in Crisis: John of Ephesus' and
'The Lives of the Eastern Saints'