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The desert fathers on monastic community

Author: Graham Gould
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Series: Oxford early Christian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the life and thought of the Christian monks of 4th- and 5th-century lower Egypt, whose views have been influential at many points in the subsequent history of Christianity. It suggests that they were able to combine their concern for solitude with a commitment to the value of community.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Gould
ISBN: 0198263457 9780198263456
OCLC Number: 26546974
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Cambridge University.
Description: viii, 202 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the text and the community --
The Abba and his disciple --
The monk and his neighbour --
The problems of anger and judgement --
Solitude and interaction --
Relationships and prayer.
Series Title: Oxford early Christian studies.
Responsibility: Graham Gould.
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