Die Askeseschrift des Pseudo-Basilius 978-3-16-158670-5 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Anne Burgsmüller

Die Askeseschrift des Pseudo-Basilius

Untersuchungen zum Brief »Über die wahre Reinheit in der Jungfräulichkeit«

[Pseudo-Basilius' Writings on Asceticism]

unrevised e-book edition 2020; Original edition 2005; 2005. XI, 477 pages.

Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum / Studies and Texts in Antiquity and Christianity 28

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Anne Burgsmüller studies a letter written by a bishop in Asia Minor in the 4th century, a letter which gives young people advice based on philosophy and the Bible on how to live a Christian life. Due to its frankness in dealing with questions of sexuality, this letter was forgotten for a long time.
Anne Burgsmüller studies a letter written by a bishop in Asia Minor in the 4th century, a letter which gives young people advice based on philosophy and the Bible on how to live a Christian life. Due to its frankness in dealing with questions of sexuality, this letter was forgotten when letterpress printing began. For a long time, it was thought that the letter had been written by the homoiousian bishop Basilius of Ancyra. The lack of theological reflection in this letter and the vivid language however are reminiscent of Messalian theology, which emphasizes the mystical unity with God. The author shows how Gregory of Nyssa used this letter when he was writing De virginitate, and compares it with other writings on virginity.
Authors/Editors

Anne Burgsmüller Geboren 1973; Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl »Alte Kirchengeschichte und Patrologie« der Universität Freiburg; 2003 Promotion; Lehrerin für Katholische Religion und Deutsch.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Zeitschr. f. Kirchengeschichte — 118 (2007), S. 256–257 (Franz Risch)
In: Erbe und Auftrag — Jg.82 (2006), H.2, S.236 (Theodor Hogg)
In: Vigiliae Christianae — Vol.60 (2006), S.121
In: Irenikon — 79 (2006), S. 449–452
In: Collectanea Cisterciensia — 2006, S. 44–46 (Guerric Couilleau)