Nicholas Cabasilas

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Nicholas Cabasilas


Born circa 1320; died circa 1391. Byzantine theologian, philosopher, and scholar-encyclopedist.

In contrast to other exponents of hesychasm, Nicholas Cabasilas provided in his chief work, Life in Christ, a variation of hesychastic ethics that is directed not so much toward monks as toward laymen.


Lot-Borodine, M. Une Maître de la spiritualité byzantine au XIV siècle Nicolas Cabasilas. Paris, 1958.