It is hard to do much work on Severian of Gabala for lack of access to the basic materials; texts, translations and studies. The list of works in the Clavis Patrum Graecorum is useful, but hard to access and split across various entries and sub-sections. The most important article on the subject is, and remains – after 24 years – Sever J. Voicu, “Severien de Gabala,” Dictionnaire de spiritualite 14 (Paris, 1990), 752-63. Fortunately Dr Voicu has given permission for a transcript, made by a correspondent, to appear here. Here it is, in Word .doc format:
- Voicu_Severien_DictSpir1990 (Word .doc file)
Dr Voicu adds, “It is rather outdated, but no other comprehensive entry about Severian of Gabala has been written since.” Any errors are, of course, my fault and nobody else’s. I note that a certain amount of reformatting was introduced, but it seems to make it clearer.
I hope that this will be readable via Google Translate even for those without a command of French. I hope to prepare an English translation of at least some of it.
- I am not entirely certain as to the ownership of this article – if anybody believes that they have property in it, please contact me.↩