A Life Pleasing to God - The Rules of St. Basil
Basil the Great (330-379) is one of the most important figures in Christian history and a theologian and spiritual teacher of ecumenical significance. At a time when the sources of their rich spiritual heritage are being re-appropriated by Christians of many traditions, it is strange that little attention has been given to Basilian spirituality. A Life Pleasing to God tells the story of Basils own spiritual development in the theologically turbulent fourth-century. Its core is a study of those passages of the Ascetic on which illustrate his understanding of the foundation of the Christian life and lay out the possibilities, and problems, of Christian community.