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John Cassian
b. AD 360 – d. AD 435 • Monk • Theologian
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Cassian, John
Cassian, John (c. 360-after 430), monk. Acc. to *Gennadius, Cassian was ‘natione Scytha’, i.e. born in the Roman province of Scythia Minor (modern Dobrudja); this statement is prob. correct, despite the doubts of some scholars. As a young man he joined a monastery at *Bethlehem, but left soon after (c.
The Dictionary of Historical Theology
Cassian, John (c. 360–c. 435)
Cassian, John (c. 360–c. 435)Monk, writer, and master of ascetic spirituality. Cassian was probably born in Scythia Minor (modern Romania) and was educated in both Greek and Latin. He drank deeply from the wells of communal (coenobitic) and solitary (anchoritic) monasticism, the former while living
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
John Cassian
John Cassian (ca. 360–ca. 435). Born in the Roman province of Scythia Minor, from a very early age he was a monk in Bethlehem, but he left for Egypt in 385 to make a careful study of monasticism in that country. In Egypt he was under the guidance of ⇒Evagrius Ponticus, who had a strong influence on J.’s
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Cassian, John
Cassian, JohnJohn Cassian (c. 360–c. 435) is best known for his writings on monasticism, namely, his Institutes and Conferences. He studied monasticism in Egypt and founded monasteries near Marseilles. The Institutes sets out rules for monastic life. The Conferences comprises conversations with the
Pocket Dictionary of Church History: Over 300 Terms Clearly and Concisely Defined
Cassian, St. John
Cassian, St. John (c. 360–430). Cassian was a monk and historian who researched the lives of the desert fathers and recorded their biographies in a work entitled Conferences. He carried Eastern monasticism to the West and helped to establish monasteries in eastern France. His book Institutes described
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Cassian, John
Cassian, John (ca. 360–435). A monk in Palestine and Egypt, influenced by Evagrius Ponticus as well as Platonic and Stoic philosophies. He helped bring Eastern monastic thought to the West, founding two monasteries near Marseilles, where he wrote the Institutes and Conferences. The former was influential
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
John Cassian
JOHN CASSIAN (ca. 360–ca. 435). The principal Western exponent of the monastic tradition, born, acc. to the information furnished by *Gennadius (Vir. ill. LXI), around 360 in Scythia (in Provence acc. to Marrou, Cappuyns and other moderns) to a noble family, Cassian received a thorough classical Latin
Who’s Who in Christian History
Cassian, John
Cassian, John (c. 360–c. 435)Monastic theologianCassian was born probably in what is now Romania. As a young man he journeyed to Bethlehem and joined a monastery there. He left four years later, traveling to Egypt, where he spent thirteen years studying ascetic life, especially that of bishop Paphnutius