The Life and Teaching of St. Basil the Great
Fr. Maximos (Constas)

In these lectures the highly esteemed Patrologist, Father Maximos, leads his students into a deep dive into the life and thought of this Holy Father first by unveiling the contours of St. Basil's life, and then by surveying the major aspects of his teaching and ministry. St. Basil of Caesaria, one of the Three Holy Hierarchs, is a foundational figure in the life of the Christian Church. His life and works have inspired and guided the faithful for almost 18 centuries.


Lecture 1: The Life of St. Basil the Great

Lecture 2: The Ascetic Writings

Lecture 3: The Trinitarian Controversy

Lecture 4: Scripture, Preaching, Liturgy

Lecture 5: Social and Philanthropic Works

Lecture 6: St. Basil as the Paradigm of the Priesthood: Summary and Conclusions

About the Author

FATHER MAXIMOS (Constas) appeared on CBS's 60 Minutes Mount Athos program. He is a native New Yorker, and a graduate of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology. He holds a Ph.D. in patristics, has twice been a fellow at Dumbarton Oaks, and for many years was a professor at Holy Cross and subsequently at Harvard Divinity School. The author of many scholarly books, articles, and translations, his edition and translation of St. Maximos the Confessor's Ambigua was published later by Harvard University Press. He is currently a visiting professor at Hellenic College and Holy Cross.

Fr. Maximos (Constas)

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