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Disciples of the desert : monks, laity, and spiritual authority in sixth-century Gaza

Author: Jennifer Lee Hevelone-Harper
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the periphery of the Roman empire, the sixth-century desert city of Gaza served as a crossroads between Palestine and Egypt. The nearby village of Tawatha was home to the thriving monastery of Abbot Seridos and the renowned anchorites Barsanuphius, known to the people as the Great Old Man, and his disciple John. The laity of the area looked to the monks for spiritual leadership, as did their brother monks,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kirchengeschichte 500-600
Named Person: Barsanuphius, Saint; John, the Prophet Saint.; Dorotheus, of Gaza Saint; Barsanuphe <saint, 6e s> / Biblos psych*ophelestat*e periechousa apokriseis.; Jean le Prophète <saint, 6e s>; Barsanuphe, saint; Jean le Prophète, saint
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Lee Hevelone-Harper
ISBN: 0801881102 9780801881107
OCLC Number: 56755660
Description: xii, 211 pages : 1 map ; 23 cm
Contents: Gaza : crossroad in the desert --
Tawatha : looking for God in the desert --
Dorotheos : from novice to spiritual director --
Lay disciples : social obligations and spiritual concerns --
Bishops and civil authorities : rulers of church and empire --
Aelianos : leader for the next generation.
Other Titles: Monks, laity, and spiritual authority in sixth-century Gaza
Responsibility: Jennifer L. Hevelone-Harper.
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She reveals the immense love that Abbot Seridos, Barsanuphius, and John had for their fellow monastics and for the lay community in Tawatha, Gaza, and beyond.  Read more...

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An important contribution and a welcome addition to the burgeoning study of Palestinian monasticism in general and of Gaza in particular. -- Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony Religious Studies Review 2006 Read more...

 
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