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Ramsey, Boniface

Works: 130 works in 300 publications in 2 languages and 7,120 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence  Commentaries  Controversial literature  Rules  Bibliography  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: BR65.A64, 239.3
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Most widely held works about Boniface Ramsey
Most widely held works by Boniface Ramsey
Ambrose by Boniface Ramsey( )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan from 374 to 397, was one of the most important figures of the fourth century Roman empire. This volume explores the enormous impact of Ambrose on Western civilization, and examines the complexity of his ideas and influence; as a poet, ascetic, mystic and politician. Ambrose combines an up-to-date account of his life and work, with translations of key writings. Ramsey's volume presents a comprehensive and accessible insight into a relatively unexplored persona and argues that Ambrose has influenced the Western world in ways as yet unrealized
Beginning to read the fathers by Boniface Ramsey( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Korean and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scripture -- God -- The human condition -- Christ -- Church and ministry -- Martyrdom and virginity -- Monasticism -- Prayer -- Poverty and wealth -- The Christian in the world -- Death and resurrection
The sermons of St. Maximus of Turin by Maximus( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Cassian, the conferences by Juan Casiano( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Cassian: The Conferences is the first complete English translation of the twenty-four dialogues between Cassian and the desert fathers of Egypt. A native of Dacia, Cassian (c. 360-430) joined a monastery in Bethlehem when he was in his early adult years. From Palestine, Cassian and Germanus, a companion, traveled several times to Egypt where they learned about the monastic tradition from the great desert masters or abbas. Cassian's writings here record twenty-four dialogues with fifteen abbas." "The Conferences have long been a key work in monastic circles and among scholars of spirituality. Ramsey's helpful introductions and annotations make them accessible to a new and broader readership. Careful attention to references, notes and appendices demonstrate the outstanding research and writing which helped produce this monumental volume."--BOOK JACKET
John Cassian, the institutes by Jean Cassien( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Institutes is the first written work of John Cassian, a man who had an immense influence on Western monasticism and, by extension, on Western civilization. A native of Dacia, Cassian (c. 360-430) joined a monastery in Bethlehem in his early adult years. From Palestine, Cassian and his traveling companion, Germanus, visited Egypt several times." "Although Cassian eventually settled in Marseilles, his experience of Egyptian monasticism left an indelible impression on his life. It is the wisdom he learned there that he shares in The Institutes as well as in his later "companion piece," The Conferences." "The Institutes consists of two sections. In the first, Cassian deals with the institutes and rules of Egyptian monasteries, including monastic garb and forms of prayer. The balance of the work treats the eight principal vices (gluttony, fornication, avarice, anger, sadness, acedia, vainglory, and pride) and discusses strategies for countering their effects."--Jacket
Letters by Aurelius Augustinus( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisions = (Retractationes) by Augustine( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisions, like many of Augustine's works, has a singular purpose.Composed in his old age, he reviews nearly all his writings, summarizing and correcting and even expressing regret. The Revisions is important not only for establishing the chronology of Augustine's works but also for providing insight into his own thought and self-evaluation
The city of God by Augustine( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Augustine is often regardarded as the most influential Christian thinker after Saint Paul, and City of God is his materpiece, a cast synthesis of religious and secular knowledge. It began as a reply to the charge that Christian otherworldiness was causing the decline of the Roman Empire. Augustine produced a wealth of evidence to prove that paganism bore within itself the seeds of its own destruction. Then he proceeded to his larger theme, a cosmic interpretation of in terms of the struggle between good and evilL the City of God in conflict with the Earthly City or the City of the Devil. This, the first serious attempt at a philosophy of history, was to have incalculable influence in forming the Western mind on the relations of church and state, and on the Christianʹs place in the temporal order. -- Description from (Dec. 10, 2012)
Homilies on the first Epistle of John = (Tractatus in epistolam Joannis ad Parthos) by Augustin( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Christian belief by Augustine( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Manichean debate by Augustine( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains eight works of Augustine of Hippo written against the Manicheans. Augustine's 'Answer to Faustus, a Manichean', a huge work containing thirty-three books, will follow in the next volume of this section of the current series
Answer to Faustus, a Manichean = Contra Faustum Manichaeum by Augustine( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Answer to Faustus, a Manichean is the most extensive attack on the Manichean religion that the early Church produced. Since Augustine himself had been associated with Manicheanism for nearly a decade before his conversion, his writing displays an insiders knowledge of Manichean teaching. Written probably at the very end of the fourth century, the Answer responds to a certain Faustus, a Manichean bishop, who objects to the Old Testament and questions how Christians can claim it for themselves. Augustine cites Faustus arguments at length, thus giving the reader a useful insight into the Manichean mentality. The Answer is valuable for its reasoned and still-relevant defense of Hebrew Scripture and of its patriarchs and prophets, and also for the opportunity that it gives Augustine to draw connections between the Old and the New Testaments and to show how, in Christian eyes, the latter is the fulfillment of the former."--Publisher's website
Homilies on the Gospel of John by Augustine( Book )

in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responses to miscellaneous questions by Aurelius Augustinus( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Past Masters fourth release of The Works of Saint Augustine full-text database contains forty-one volumes of the printed series
The monastic rules by Aurelius Augustinus( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trilogy on faith and happiness by Augustin( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augustine of Hippo, one of the most prolific writers of late antiquity, known primarily for four masterpieces: The Confessions, Teaching Christianity, The City of God, and The Trinity, composed a vast body of work comprised of more than five million words. He composed his earliest works in the form of dialogues shortly before his baptism in 387. The next decade of his life, a relatively unproductive transitional period, was followed by an explosion that averaged, in modern terms, a 300-page book per year. This early trilogy, The Happy Life, The Advantage of Believing, and Faith in the Unseen, demonstrates Augustine?s fundamental concern to link Christian faith with the human quest for happiness. These three essential works, which illustrate his dictum that faith is necessary for understanding, constitute a magnificent introduction to Augustinian spirituality. Trilogy on Faith and Happiness reveals Augustine?s insight into fundamental existential questions and his conviction that human fulfillment can be found only in the incarnation of Jesus, the Word and Wisdom of God. It will prove especially useful for spiritual reading and for students of Christian spirituality
Writings on the Old Testament by Augustin( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the writings gathered here, Augustine clarifies difficult passages in the Old Testament, from the building of Noah’s ark to the struggles of Job, and addresses common questions from the members of his congregation. Each work is introduced and annotated by modern scholars who provide context for Augustine’s life and thought at the time of his writing.--From publisher's website
Expositions of the Psalms, 99-120 by Augustine( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expositions of the Psalms, 121-150 by Augustine( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Testament I and II by Augustin( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Testament I and II contains the translations of four works, all of which are exegetical treatises of one sort or another. Each of the four works is accompanied by its own introduction, general index, and scripture index. For all those who are interested in the greatest classics of Christian antiquity, Augustine’s works are indispensable. This long-awaited translation makes his monumental work approachable. The Lord’s Sermon on the Mount discusses chapters five through seven of Matthew’s Gospel. Augustine’s explanation of the Sermon is more a charter of Christian morality and spirituality than mere exegesis of the text and brings a unity to the lengthy discourse that goes far beyond a simple account of what the text says. Augustine wrote Agreement among the Evangelists in 400, contemporaneously with the composition of his Confessions (397–401). This treatise is an attempt to defend the veracity of the four evangelists in the face of seeming incompatibilities in their record of the gospel events, especially against some pagan philosophers who raised objections to the gospel narratives based on alleged inconsistencies. Questions on the Gospels is a record of questions that arose when Augustine was reading the Gospels of Matthew and Luke with a disciple. The answers to the questions are not intended to be commentaries on the Gospels in their entirety but merely answer the questions that arose for the student at the time. Seventeen Questions on Matthew is similarly in the question-and-answer genre and is most likely by Augustine, but it includes some paragraphs at the end that are certainly not his.--From publisher's website
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Beginning to read the fathersThe sermons of St. Maximus of TurinJohn Cassian, the conferencesJohn Cassian, the institutesLettersRevisions = (Retractationes)Homilies on the first Epistle of John = (Tractatus in epistolam Joannis ad Parthos)On Christian belief
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Ramsey, Boniface 1945-

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