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Offline GabrieltheCelt

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Help! Would Like Any Info on St. Isaac the Syrian (of Nineveh)
« on: December 03, 2009, 06:11:40 AM »
Could I impose on my friends and family here on any information on St. Isaac the Syrian (of Nineveh)?  Any good books or websites that contain a significant amount of his works would be greatly appreciated.  A million thanks, y'all!  :)
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Re: Help! Would Like Any Info on St. Isaac the Syrian (of Nineveh)
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 06:35:56 AM »
Gabriel,
This is a great little book that I have. Daily Reading with St Isaac of Syria. http://www.amazon.com/Daily-Readings-St-Isaac-Syria/dp/0872431738 Unfortuately, it's out of stock at Amazon at the moment, but I think it would be well worth your while hunting it down. :)
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Re: Help! Would Like Any Info on St. Isaac the Syrian (of Nineveh)
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009, 09:13:01 AM »
"The Spiritual World of Isaac the Syrian"
by Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev

http://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-World-Isaac-Syrian/dp/0879077751

A review of this book
http://orthodoxeurope.org/page/11/3/2.aspx

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Eleven articles on Saint Isaac the Syrian by Archbishop Hilarion
http://en.hilarion.orthodoxia.org/6_6

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The theology of St Isaac the Syrian
http://en.hilarion.orthodoxia.org/6_19

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"The Wisdom of Saint Isaac the Syrian" (Fairacres Publications, 1997)
by Sebastian Brock

Look around for other works by Sebastian Brock

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Re: Help! Would Like Any Info on St. Isaac the Syrian (of Nineveh)
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009, 09:18:33 AM »
Gabriel,
This is a great little book that I have. Daily Reading with St Isaac of Syria. http://www.amazon.com/Daily-Readings-St-Isaac-Syria/dp/0872431738 Unfortuately, it's out of stock at Amazon at the moment, but I think it would be well worth your while hunting it down. :)

Copies available cheaply on www.bookfinder.com

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Re: Help! Would Like Any Info on St. Isaac the Syrian (of Nineveh)
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009, 12:38:22 PM »
"The Spiritual World of Isaac the Syrian"
by Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev

http://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-World-Isaac-Syrian/dp/0879077751

This is definitely the single best thing to get. The book is nothing more than extended quotes from St. Isaac, all of which Archbishop Hilarion places in their proper context. Probably half of the book is taken up with Isaac's words, so you get a very good overview of all of his writings, as well as explanation.
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Re: Help! Would Like Any Info on St. Isaac the Syrian (of Nineveh)
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 12:45:27 PM »
Could I impose on my friends and family here on any information on St. Isaac the Syrian (of Nineveh)?  Any good books or websites that contain a significant amount of his works would be greatly appreciated.  A million thanks, y'all!  :)


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Re: Help! Would Like Any Info on St. Isaac the Syrian (of Nineveh)
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 03:06:31 PM »
Thank you Father, and everyone who contributed.  :)
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Re: Help! Would Like Any Info on St. Isaac the Syrian (of Nineveh)
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2009, 07:23:49 AM »
I see that Eighth Day Books has most of these books on Saint Isaac

http://eighthdaybooks.com

The Daily Readings is only $7.   I have bought books from these people and they are very nice to deal with.