|提及的人：||Athanasius, Saint Patriarch of Alexandria; Athanase, saint patriarche d'Alexandrie; Athanasius, Saint Patriarch of Alexandria; Athanase, saint)|
|注意：||Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Yale University, 1992, originally presented under the title: St. Athanasius and ascetic Christians in Egypt.|
|描述：||xviii, 356 pages ; 23 cm.|
|叢書名：||Oxford early Christian studies.|
It is often assumed that early Christian asceticism drew its devotees completely away from worldly interests into the etherial realms of spirituality. This book, which focuses on the life and thought of Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria (AD 328-73) - one of the key figures of the church in his time - shows on the contrary just how deeply political ascetic theology could be. Dr Brakke examines how Athanasius joined with other fourth century bishops in determining to create a unified and dominant church of Egypt in the Roman Empire, and organized both the monks of the desert and female ascetics based in the cities into auxiliaries of the emerging local parishes. He integrated ascetic values into a comprehensive vision of the church as a heavenly commonwealth, made up of people practising diverse versions of a single discipline. This new and illuminating study of the turmoils and vicissitudes of fourth century Christianity also includes an invaluable appendix with the first English translations of many of Athanasius' ascetic and pastoral writings.
- Athanasius, -- Saint, Patriarch of Alexandria, -- -373.
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