St. Basil the Great – The Hexæmeron

THO 6382 Foundational Texts in Eastern Christian Theology (Winter 2016 – Rev. Dr. Andriy Chirovsky)

Primary Resources: Greek

Migne, J. P., ed. Cursus Completus Patrologiae Graecae. Volume 29-32. Paris. 1857.
SPU Library: BQ 310 M34 1857 -29-32

Primary Resources: English

Basil of Caesaea. Ascetical Works. Translated by M.M. Wagner. The Fathers of the Church, Vol. 5. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1947.
SPU Library: BQ 314 F38S34 1947- 9

Basil of Caesarea. Exegetical Works. Translated by A.C. Way. The Fathers of the Church Vol. 46. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1963.

Basil of Caesarea. Gateway to Paradise. Edited by Oliver Davies. Translated by Tim Witherow. Brooklyn: New City Press, 1991.
SPU Library: BQT 1159 E5D2G2 1991

Basil of Caesarea. Letters, Vol 1 (1-185). Translated by Agnes Clare Way. The Fathers of the Church, Vol. 13, Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1947.
SPU Library: BQ 314 F38S34 1947- 13

Basil of Caesarea. Letters, Vol. 2 (186-368). Translated by Agnes Clare Way. The Fathers of the Church. Vol. 28,. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1947.
SPU Library: BQ 314 F38S34 1947- 28

Basil of Caesarea. Letters and Select Works by Basil.
Online: Christian Classic Ethereal Library. ( (accessed July 28, 2011).

Secondary Sources

Clarke, W.L.K. Basil the Great: A Study in Monasticism. London: SPCK,1913.

Clarke, W.K.L. “Saint Basil of Caesarea’s Reminders of Love.” Canadian Catholic Review, 2 (Jul-Aug 1984): 23-5.

Clapsis, Emmanuel. “Saint Basil’s Cosmology.” Diakonia, 17:3(1982): 215-230.
SPU Library: Per BQX 5402 D53

Fedwick, Paul. “In His Image: Saint Basil the Great.” Canadian Catholic Review, 2 (Jul-Aug 1984): 22-3.

Fedwick, Paul Jonathan. St. Basil the Great and the Christian Ascetic Life. Rome: Basilian Press, 1978.

Fedwick,, Paul Jonathan. Basil of Caesarea: Christian, Humanist, Ascetic: a Sixteen-Hundredth Anniversary Symposium. Part 1. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1981.
SPU Library: BQ 1167 B37F44 1981

Fedwick, Paul Jonathan. The Church and the Charisma of Leadership in Basil of Caesarea. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 1979.
SPU Library: BQ 1170 E2F43C4 1979

Fox, M.M. The Life and Times of St. Basil as Revealed in His Works. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1939.
SPU Library: BQ 25 C38P38 1922- 57

Holmes, Augustine. A Life Pleasing to God: the Spirituality of the Rules of St Basil. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 2000.
SPU Library:BQT 4 C35S88 1969- 189

Hutcheon, Cyprian Robert. “A Sacrifice of Praise: A Theological Analysis of the Pre-Sanctus of the Byzantine Anaphora of St Basil.” St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly. 45:1 (2001), 3-23.
SPU Library: Per BX 1 S34

Kane, Michael A. “St. Basil’s On the Holy Spirit: A Secret Tradition or the Rule of Faith.” Diakonia 35:1 (2002): 23-37.
SPU Library: Per BQX 5402 D53

Keidel, Anne Gordon. “Hesychia, prayer and transformation in Basil of Caesarea.” Studia patristica 37 (2001): 110-120.
SPU Library: BQ 11 I58 S68 1957

Larson, Mark J. “A Re-Examination of De Spiritu Sancto: Saint Basil’s Bold Defence of the Spirit’s Deity.” Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, 19:1 (Spr 2001): 65-84.

Lim, Richard. “The Politics of Interpretation in Basil of Caesarea’s Hexaemeron.” Vigiliae Christianae 44:4 (1990): 351-370.
SPU Library: Per BQT 2 V30

Lobay, Roman. The Homilies on the Hexaemeron and the Biblical Exegesis of St. Basil the Great. Roma: Pontificium Institutum orientale, 1997.
SPU Library: BQ 1162 H9L63H6 1997

McLynn, Neil B. “Gregory Nazianzen’s Basil: the Literary Construction of a Christian Friendship.” Studia Patristica 37 (2001): 178-193.
SPU Library: BQ 11 I58 S68 1

Orphanos, M. Creation and Salvation According To Basil of Caesarea. Athens: Gregorios Parisianos, 1975.

Prestige, George L. “St. Basil the Great and Apollonaris of Laodicea.” Orthodoxies and Heresies in the Early Church. Ed. Henry Chadwick. London : S.P.C.K., 1956.
SPU Library: BQ 1167 P74S83 1956

Racine, Jean-Francoise. The Text of Matthew in the Writings of Basil of Caesarea. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2004.

Reilly, G.F. Imperium and Sacerdotium According to St. Basil the Great. Washington, DC, 1945.
SPU Library: BQ 25 C38S88 1941- 7

Robertson, David G. “Stoic and Aristotelian Notions of Substance in Basil of Caesarea,” Vigiliae Christianae 52:4 (1998): 393-417.
SPU Library: Per BQT 2 V30

Rousseau, Philip. Basil of Caesarea, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
SPU Library: DE 92 T73 1981- 20

Ryan, Charles P. Basil and Controversy : a Moral Appraisal. Rome: Pontificia Universitа Lateranense, 1997.
SPU Library: BQ 1170 E8R92B2 1997

Saint-Laurent, George E. “St. Basil of Caesarea and the Rule of St. Benedict,” Diakonia 16:1 (1981): 71-79.
SPU Library: Per BQX 5402 D53

Santah, Jonas. The theology of the Spirit in Basil of Caesarea’s “De Spiritu Sancto.” Ottawa: St. Paul University, 1994.
SPU Library: BQT 4 O83S25T4 1994

Sterk, Andrea. “On Basil, Moses, and the Model Bishop: The Cappadocian Legacy of Leadership,” Church History 67:2 (1998): 227-253.
SPU Library: Per BX 1 C58

Turcescu,Lucian. “Prosopon and Hypostasis in Basil of Caesarea’s Against Eunomius and the Epistles,” Vigiliae Christianae 51:4 (1997): 374-395.
SPU Library: Per BQT 2 V30

Wolfson, Harry A. “The Identification of Ex Nihilo With Emanation in Gregory of Nyssa,” Harvard Theological Review. 63 (1970): 53-54.
SPU Library: Per BQT 4 ZH10

Zachhuber, Johannes. “Basil and the Three-Hypostases Tradition: Reconsidering the Origins of Cappadocian Theology.” Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum, 5:1 (2001): 65-85.
SPU Library: Per BQX 54 Z45


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