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The Hexaemeron

Gelesen von Jonathan Lange

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The Hexaemeron is the title of nine homilies delivered by St. Basil on the the cosmogony of the opening chapters of Genesis. When and where they were delivered is quite uncertain. They are Lenten sermons, delivered at both the morning and evening services, and appear to have been listened to by working men. (Hom. iii. 1) Some words in Hom. viii. have confirmed the opinion that they were preached extempore, in accordance with what is believed to have been Basil's ordinary practice. Internal evidence points in the same direction for though a marked contrast might be expected between the style of a work intended to be read, like the De Spiritu Sancto, and that of the orations to be spoken in public, the Hexaemeron shews signs of being and unwritten composition. In earlier ages, it was the most celebrated and admired of Basil's works. Photius (Migne, Pat. Gr. cxli) puts it first of all, and speaks warmly of its eloquence and force. As an example of oratory he would rank it with the works of Plato and Demosthenes. (Introduction by Nicene Post-Nicene Fathers, Series II, Vol. VIII) (4 hr 46 min)


1 - In the Beginning God Made the Heaven and the Earth


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2 - The Earth Was Invisible and Unfinished


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3 - On the Firmament


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4 - Upon the Gathering Together of the Waters


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5 - The Germination of the Earth


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6 - The Creation of Luminous Bodies


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7 - The Creation of Moving Creatures


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8 - The Creation of Fowl and Water Animals


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9 - The Creation of Terrestrial Animals


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(5 Sterne)

Highly educational and spiritual, I love it!

(5 Sterne)

What a treasure! Glorious teaching on our glorious God. How excellent is His Name in all the earth. Thank you for your reading, Mr Langue!

Consistent and Practical

(4 Sterne)

Though with occasional dryness, really quite a nice recording of an old gem.

excellent Reading.

(5 Sterne)

A beautiful text clearly read. Thank you very much, Mr. Lang.

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Beautiful and spiritual homilies. Very well read. Thank you to the reader!