By P. Wallace Platt

The Dictionary of Basilian Biography comprises 632 biographical entries at the participants of the Congregation of Saint Basil who died within the years among 1822, whilst the congregation used to be based, and 2002. The dictionary provides the non-public historical past, schooling, and numerous appointments in addition to the nature, abilities, and bibliography of every member, whereas defining the contribution of every within the academic or pastoral paintings of the Basilian Fathers. This historical past belongs not just to the Basilian Fathers or the Catholic Church, yet to the broader societies and cultures of the international locations that have been touched by way of the paintings of the Basilians.

This moment version of the Dictionary of Basilian Biography is nearly thrice the dimensions of the unique variation via Father Robert J. Scollard, released in 1969. the rise in dimension is due not just to the extra variety of participants who died among that 12 months and 2002, but in addition to extra archival learn into the lives and careers of the early contributors of the Congregation in France. It represents 8 years of labor through editor P. Wallace Platt and his editorial board, enriching the publication and balancing its presentation.

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