Isaac of Ninevah

Complete translations

PART I: from Syriac: A.J. Wensinck, Mystic Treatises by Isaac of Nineveh (Amsterdam 1923; Wiesbaden, reprinted 1969).

From Greek: [D. Miller], The Ascetical Homilies of St Isaac the Syrian, translated by the Holy Transfiguration Monastery (Boston, 1984) [Revised edn. 2011].

J. Touraille, Isaac le syrien: Oeuvres spirituelles (Paris, 1981).

PART II: S.P. Brock, Isaac of Nineveh (Isaac the Syrian), the `Second Part', chapters IV–XLI (CSCO 555; Louvain, 1995).

———, "Two Unpublished Texts by St Isaac the Syrian", Sobornost/ECR 19:1 (1997), 7–33 [Part II, Hom.1–2].

(French translation, A. Louf; Russian, H. Alfeyev; Italian, P. Bettiolo; Romanian, I. Ica).

PART III: Ed. + Italian translation, S. Chialà, CSCO 246–7, 2011; French translation, A. Louf (2009).

Selections from Syriac

[D. Miller], The Ascetical Homilies...[Part I, Hom. 49, 56, 71, 75–6; excerpts from the Book of Grace].

M. Hansbury, St Isaac of Nineveh: On Ascetical Life (Crestwood, 1987) [Part I, Hom. 1–6].

S.P. Brock, The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life (Kalamazoo, 1987) [Part I, Hom.22; Part II, Hom.14–15; selections from Centuries].

———, "The Prayers of St Isaac", Sobornost/ECR 16 (1994), 20–31 [Part II, Hom.5].

———, "Two Unpublished Texts by St Isaac the Syrian", Sobornost/ECR 19 (1997), 7–33 [Part II, ch. 1–2].

———, The Wisdom of St Isaac (Kottayam, 1995; Oxford, 1997; Piscataway, NJ, 2006).

A.M. Allchin, The Heart of Compassion (London, 1989) [60 short extracts].

S. Chiala, Isacco di Ninive: Un'Umile Speranza, Antologia (Communità di Bose, 1999).

From the Russian Philokalia:

E. Kadloubovsky and G.E.H. Palmer, Early Fathers from the Philokalia (London, 1954), 183–280.

Introductions and Studies

[D. Miller], The Ascetical Homilies..., lxiii–cxii.

E. Khalifé-Hachem, "Isaac de Ninive", Dictionnaire de Spiritualité 7 (1971), 2041–54.

S.P. Brock, "St Isaac of Nineveh and Syriac Spirituality", Sobornost/ECR 7:2 (1975), 79–89.

(also articles in The Way (Jan 1981), 68–74); Sourozh 35 (1989), 28–33).

———, "S. Isaac de Ninive", in C. Conticello (ed.), La théologie byzantine (forthcoming).

P. Bettiolo, "Avec la charité comme but: Dieu et création dans la méditation d’Isaac de Ninive", Irénikon 63 (1990), 323–345.

S. Beggiani, Introduction to Eastern Christian Spirituality: The Syriac Tradition (London, 1991) [Ch. 8 on St Isaac].

Y. de Andia, "Hesychia et contemplation chez Isaac le Syrien", Collectanea Cisterciensia 1 (1991), 20–48.

H. Alfeyev, The Spiritual World of St Isaac (Kalamazoo, 2000).

———, L'univers spirituel d'Isaac le Syrien (Spiritualité Orientale 76; 2001) [translation from fuller Russian edn].

S. Chialà, Dall’ascesi eremitica alla misericordia infinita: Ricerche su Isacco di Ninive e la sua fortuna (Firenze, 2002).

P. Hagman, The Asceticism of Isaac of Nineveh (Oxford, 2010).

S.P. Brock, "Isaac the Syrian", in G. Conticello (ed.), La théologie byzantine (forthcoming).

Critical Edition of the Greek Translation

M. Pirard, Abba Isaak tou Syrou Logoi Asketikoi: Kritiki ekdosi (Mount Athos, Moni Iviron, 2012).