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Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Ser. II, Vol. XI:
The Works of John Cassian.: Conference XXIII. The Third Conference of Abbot Theonas. On Sinlessness.

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XXIII. The Third Conference of Abbot Theonas.

On Sinlessness.

 

Chapter I. Discourse of Abbot Theonas on the Apostle's words: For I do not the good which I would.
Chapter II. How the Apostle completed many good actions.
Chapter III. What is really the good which the Apostle testifies that he could not perform.
Chapter IV. How man's goodness and righteousness are not good if compared with the goodness and righteousness of God.
Chapter V. How no one can be continually intent upon that highest good.
Chapter VI. How those who think that they are without sin are like purblind people.
Chapter VII. How those who maintain that a man can be without sin are charged with a twofold error.
Chapter VIII. How it is given to but few to understand what sin is.
Chapter IX. Of the care with which a monk should preserve the recollection of God.
Chapter X. How those who are on the way to perfection are truly humble, and feel that they always stand in need of God's grace.
Chapter XI. Explanation of the phrase: For I delight in the law of God after the inner man, etc.
Chapter XII. Of this also: But we know that the law is spiritual, etc.
Chapter XIII. Of this also: But I know that in me, that is in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing.
Chapter XIV. An objection, that the saying: For I do not the good that I would, etc., applies to the persons neither of unbelievers nor of saints.
Chapter XV. The answer to the objection raised.
Chapter XVI. What is the body of sin.
Chapter XVII. How all the saints have confessed with truth that they were unclean and sinful.
Chapter XVIII. That even good and holy men are not without sin.
Chapter XIX. How even in the hour of prayer it is almost impossible to avoid sin.
Chapter XX. From whom we can learn the destruction of sin and perfection of goodness.
Chapter XXI. That although we acknowledge that we cannot be without sin, yet still we ought not to suspend ourselves from the Lord's Communion.
 

الكمال الذي نبغيه للأب ثيوناس (مناظرة 23 من سلسلة المناظرات)


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