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John Cassian and the reading of Egyptian monastic culture

Author: Steven D Driver
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Studies in medieval history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume examines the method of meditative reading encouraged by John Cassian (c. 360-435) in his ascetic writings, the bulk of which are fictive dialogues that purportedly record the instruction  Read more...

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Named Person: John Cassian; John Cassian; Johannes Cassianus; Johannes Cassianus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven D Driver
ISBN: 0415936683 9780415936682
OCLC Number: 48056640
Description: xiv, 149 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface Introduction 1. John Cassian 2. Stories and Histories of Early Egyptian Monasticism 3. Western Perceptions of Egyptian Monasticism 4. Literary Structure and Monastic Praxis 5. Implications for Praxis: A Reconsideration of the Solitary Life 6. Implications for Theoria: Reading, Interiority and the Transfiguration of the Self Bibliography Index
Series Title: Studies in medieval history and culture.
Responsibility: by Steven D. Driver.
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