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Desert Christians : An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism - William Harmless

Desert Christians

An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780195162226
Number Of Pages: 512

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In this book, William Harmless provides an accessible introduction to early Christian monastic literature from Egypt and beyond. He introduces the reader to the major figures and literary texts, as well as offering an up-to-date survey of current questions and scholarship in the field. The text is enhanced by the inclusion of chronologies, maps, outlines, illustrations, and bibliographies. The book will not only serve as a text for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on early Christianity, the Desert Fathers, and Christian asceticism, but it should stimulate further research by making the fruits of recent scholarship more readily and widely available.

There is no other volume on the desert Christians that is so generous with the facts and so reliable a key to modern debate on so many topics, great and small. * TLS *

The world of early monasticism
Roman Egyptp. 3
Patriarchs, councils, and controversies : 300-451p. 25
Antony and Pachomius
The Life of Antony : text and contextp. 57
The Life of Antony : themes and influencep. 85
Pachomiusp. 115
The desert fathers
The Apophthegmata Patrum : text and contextp. 167
The Apophthegmata Patrum : portraitsp. 193
The Apophthegmata Patrum : themesp. 227
The historiesp. 275
Monastic theologians
Evagrius Ponticus : ascetical theoryp. 311
Evagrius Ponticus : mystical theologyp. 345
John Cassianp. 373
Monastic origins : perspectives, discoveries, and disputed questionsp. 417
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ISBN: 9780195162226
ISBN-10: 0195162226
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.2  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.83