Evagrius Ponticus (345-399 AD)

read by Patricia McGinn

Evagrius Ponticus and the Eight Logismoi – Rearview Mirror

https://orthodoxwiki.org/Evagrius_Ponticus

http://evagriusponticus.net/

WORKS:

  • Epistula fidei. This was probably written around 379 in Constantinople and is possibly Evagrius’ earliest published work.[11][4]: 22 [full citation needed]
  • Rerum monachialum rationes is also an early work, though from the time Evagrius was in Egypt.
  • Tractatus ad Eulogium[12] (= Treatise to the Monk Eulogius / To Eulogius) is also an early work.
  • The Praktikos[13]
  • The Gnostikos[9][14]
  • Kephalaia Gnostica[15] (Problemata Gnostica)
  • De oratione (De oratione caputula = Chapters on Prayer) This consists of a prologue and 153 chapters.
  • Antirrhetikos
  • Institutio ad monachos (Exhortations to Monks)
  • Sentences for Monks
  • Ad virginem (Exhortation to a Virgin)
  • Hypotyposis
  • De diversis malignis cogitationibus
  • De magistris et disciplulis
  • Treatise on Various Evil Thoughts (Capita Cognoscitiva)
  • Protrepticus
  • Paraeneticus
  • The Chapters of the Disciples of Evagrius
  • 62 letters
  • Various scholia also remain, including
    • Scholia on the Psalms
    • Scholia on Proverbs
    • Scholia on Ecclesiastes
    • Scholia on Job
  • Scriptural commentaries
    • Commentary on the Psalms
    • De Seraphim (deals with the vision of Isaiah)
    • De Cherubim (deals with the vision of Ezekiel)
    • Commentary on the Pater Noster
    • Various ascetic treatises: De Justis et Perfectis

Although ascribed to Evagrius, these two works are considered to be of doubtful authenticity.[10]: xvi–lxvii [full citation needed][better source needed]

  • De Malignis Cogitationibus
  • Collections of Sentences

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Student in the History of ancient and medieval intellectual history, Humanities and Religion teacher on the path to...contemplation and wisdom. This website contains 50 or so interviews and many more resources that might assist you in the search for wisdom; I have started doing this in my own attempt to learn from people through conversation and to help my students encounter different ideas than my own; enjoy and learn!

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