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Ascetics, society, and the desert : studies in early Egyptian monasticism

Author: James E Goehring
Publisher: Harrisburg, PA : Trinity Press International, ©1999.
Series: Studies in antiquity and Christianity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through rigorous examination of papyrological documentary sources, archaeology, and traditional literary sources, James Goehring gradually forces a new direction in understanding the evolution of monasticism. He ably transforms these sources into a clear narrative, thereby infusing the history of Egyptian monasticism with renewed energy.
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James E Goehring
ISBN: 1563382695 9781563382697
OCLC Number: 40907656
Description: xxxii, 287 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Origins of Monasticism --
pt. 1. Ascetics, Society, and the Desert. 2. The World Engaged: The Social and Economic World of Early Egyptian Monasticism. 3. Through a Glass Darkly: Diverse Images of the [actual symbol not reproducible] in Early Egyptian Monasticism. 4. The Encroaching Desert: Literary Production and Ascetic Space in Early Christian Egypt. 5. Withdrawing from the Desert: Pachomius and the Development of Village Monasticism in Upper Egypt. 6. Hieracas of Leontopolis: The Making of a Desert Ascetic --
pt. 2. Ascetic Organization and Ideological Boundaries. 7. Pachomius's Vision of Heresy: The Development of a Pachomian Tradition. 8. New Frontiers in Pachomian Studies.
Series Title: Studies in antiquity and Christianity.
Responsibility: James E. Goehring.

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Through rigorous examination of papyrological documentary sources, archaeology, and traditional literary sources, James Goehring gradually forces a new direction in understanding the evolution of monasticism. He ably transforms these sources into a clear narrative, thereby infusing the history of Egyptian monasticism with renewed energy.

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