This edition of On the Holy Spirit presents a new translation of St Basil treatise on the 3rd member of the Trinity which is widely acepted as a classic expression of the Church's faith in the Spirit, and a lasting testimony to the author's Christian erudition. In the words of St. Gregory the Theologian, "St. Basil's treatise was written by a pen borrowed from the Spirit's store".
Basil's work sets forth a cogent distinction of the divine Persons, and their perpetual communion and conjunction. Basil also discusses the the nature of theological language, and the theological significance of the Church's tradition of worship and proclamation. Although the book was written for St. Basil s fourth-century contemporaries, its message remains powerful and surprsingly relevant for Christians from all ages.
About the Popular Patristics Series The Popular Patristics series published by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press provides readable and accurate translations of a broad range of early Christian literature to a wide audience--from students of Christian history to lay Christians reading for spiritual benefit.
Recognized Patristic scholars provide short but comprehensive and clear introductory essays according to their specializations for each volume.
Texts include classics of Christian literature, thematic volumes, homily collections, letters, spiritual guidance, and poetical works from a wide variety geographical contexts and historical backgrounds. The purpose of the series is to mine the riches of the early church and to make these invaluable writings available to all.