More Popular Patristics Series titles

In some earlier posts (part one, part two, part three) I provided a list of the volumes of the Popular Patristics Series published by Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Press, indicating the contents and the source of the texts translated for each volume. Several more volumes have since appeared, and are described here.

43. Works On the Spirit: Athanasius the Great and Didymus the Blind. Translated, with an Introduction and Annotations, by Mark DelCogliano, Andrew Radd-Gallwitz, and Lewis Ayres.
Texts: 1.) Athanasius’ Letters to Serapion: PG 26.529-638, with reference to: Dietmar Wyrwa and Kyriakos Savvidis, eds. Athanasius Werke / 1. Die dogmatischen Schriften. 4. Lieferung. Epistulae I-IV ad Serapionem. Walter de Gruyter, 2010. 2.) Louis Doutreleau, ed. and trans. Didyme L’Aveugle: Traité du Saint-Esprit. Sources Chrétiennes 386. Éditions du Cerf, 1992.

44A. Saint Athanasius the Great of Alexandria: On the Incarnation. Greek Original and English Translation. Introduction by C. S. Lewis. Translation and Introduction by John Behr.
Text: A working text based on: Charles Kannengiesser. Athanase d’Alexandrie: Sur l’Incarnation du Verbe. Sources Chrétiennes 199, rev. ed. Éditions du Cerf, 2000.
[44B is an edition that includes only the introductory material and the English translation, omitting the Greek text.]


    1. Yes, that was a nice thing to see. I’d like them to be in just epub format, too. It’d be better if they were less expensive, too. People sell thousands more copies of books and everything else when they’re only 99 cents to 1.99, the typical price on the Apple App Store. I’d get all of them if they were that price. As it is, I won’t get any of these at the price they’re being offered. Weird!

  1. Hi,
    I noticed in part two you posted a chronological list in response to a request. Would you mind reposting that here updated with vol 39-43?

    And how does John Behr’s translation of “On the Incarnation” compare to the earlier one in vol 4 of this series or the one by Sister Penelope Lawson?

    1. Anna, I haven’t had the time to compare translations yet, but one thing that makes this translation a big improvement is the edition with the facing Greek text.

      For the chronological list, that’s just the order I have them shelved in, not really anything scientific:
      41. On the Two Ways
      17. St Irenaeus of Lyons — On the Apostolic Preaching
      20. Melito of Sardis — On Pascha
      22. Hippolytus — On the Apostolic Tradition
      29. Tertullian, Cyprian, Origen — On the Lord’s Prayer
      32. St Cyprian of Carthage — On the Church – Select Treatises
      33. St Cyprian of Carthage — On the Church – Select Letters
      10. Saint Ephrem the Syrian — Hymns on Paradise
      4. Saint Athanasius — On the Incarnation
      44. Saint Athanasius — On the Incarnation
      43. Saing Athanasius the Great and Didymus the Blind — Works on the Spirit
      5. Saint Basil the Great — On the Holy Spirit
      42. Saint Basil the Great — On the Holy Spirit
      30. St Basil the Great — On the Human Condition
      38. St Basil the Great — On Social Justice
      2. Saint Cyril of Jerusalem — Lectures on the Christian Sacraments
      12. St Gregory of Nyssa — On the Soul and Resurrection
      23. St Gregory of Nazianzus — On God and Christ: The Five Theological Orations and Two Letters to Cledonius
      21. St Gregory of Nazianzus — On God and Man: The Theological Poetry of St Gregory of Nazianzus
      36. St Gregory of Nazianzus — Festal Orations
      27. Four Desert Fathers — Pambo, Evagrius, Macarius of Egypt, and Macarius of Alexandria: Coptic Texts Relating to the Lausiac History of Palladius
      28. St Macarius the Spiritbearer — Coptic Texts Relating to Saint Macarius the Great
      1. Saint John Chrysostom — Six Books on the Priesthood
      31. St John Chrysostom — The Cult of the Saints
      7. Saint John Chrysostom — On Marriage and Family Life
      9. Saint John Chrysostom — On Wealth and Poverty
      37. Mark the Monk — Counsels on the Spiritual Life
      13. St Cyril of Alexandria — On the Unity of Christ
      19. Jacob of Serug — On the Mother of God
      26. Barsanuphius and John — Letters from the Desert
      34. St Gregory the Great — The Book of Pastoral Rule
      25. St Maximus the Confessor — On the Cosmic Mystery of Jesus Christ
      11. St Isaac of Nineveh — On Ascetical Life
      8. Saint Germanus of Constantinople — On the Divine Liturgy
      3. Saint John of Damascus — On the Divine Images
      24. St John of Damascus — Three Treatises on the Divine Images
      35. Wider Than Heaven: Eighth-century Homilies on the Mother of God
      6. Saint Theodore the Studite — On the Holy Icons
      18. On the Dormition of Mary: Early Patristic Homilies
      40. St Symeon the New Theologian — Divine Eros
      14. St Symeon the New Theologian — On the Mystical Life. The Ethical Discourses, Volume I: The Church and the Last Things
      15. St Symeon the New Theologian — On the Mystical Life. The Ethical Discourses, Volume II: On Virtue and Christian Life
      16. St Symeon the New Theologian — On the Mystical Life. The Ethical Discourses, Volume III: Life, Times, and Theology
      39. Harp of Glory

  2. I gained a few of these Popular Patristics volumes while in the SVS Press Club; a lack of work necessitated my removal from it. Hope to be able to get more once funds are once more forthcoming. Thank you for the update on the titles.

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