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Incarnation and Ritual Practice in the Fifth‐Century Writings of Shenoute of Atripe

Stephen J. Davis

in Coptic Christology in Practice: Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199258628
eISBN:
9780191718052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258628.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The mid-5th-century writings of the Upper Egyptian monk, Shenoute of Atripe (c.347–465 ce), provide a unique glimpse into the early reception of Alexandrian Greek Christology in a Coptic monastic ... More


Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Christianity and monasticism have flourished along the Nile Valley in the Sohag region of Upper Egypt from as early as the 4th century until the present day. Chapters examine various aspects of ... More


Monastic Origins: Perspectives, Discoveries, and Disputed Questions

William, S.J. Harmless

in Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162233
eISBN:
9780199835645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162234.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This final chapter explores new perspectives on the origins of Christian monasticism. It includes a study of newly discovered papyri that highlight the place of edge-of-the-village ascetics ... More


The Coptic Life of Shenoute

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Coptic Life of Shenoute is best known in its Bohairic version. In Bohairic, a virtually complete version of the Vita Sinuthii, that is the Life of Shenoute, has come down to us. It gives an ... More


Conclusion

Ariel G. López

in Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of Poverty: Rural Patronage, Religious Conflict, and Monasticism in Late Antique Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520274839
eISBN:
9780520954922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274839.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

The conclusion sums up the main ideas of the book. Shenoute's rise to public prominence is directly linked to his dramatic development of the care of the poor at his monastery, in word and deed. A ... More


“Do not Believe Every Word Like the Fool … !”: Rhetorical Strategies in Shenoute, Canon 6

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

St. Shenoute is the major Coptic writer of the late 4th and 5th centuries. The idea of producing texts in Coptic was not his invention, but he brought the language to a peak of literary quality which ... More


Some Aspects of Volume 8 of Shenoute's Canons*

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The texts of Shenoute's Canon 8 are very hard to understand and often seem to be at the very limit of comprehension. This chapter explores two aspects of Canon 8. First it looks at the manuscript ... More


Care for the Sick in Shenoute's Monasteries

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Care for the sick was a shared value at the heart of the early monastic movement, and certainly this was the case in Shenoute's monasteries. This chapter explores the medical and institutional ... More


Shenoute's Place in the History of Monasticism

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents a brief overview of Shenoute's biography in the form of a series of imaginary book chapters, in order to be able to underscore a certain point: Quite apart from the inherent ... More


Pachomius and the White Monastery

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the history of the relationship between Shenoute's White Monastery and the Pachomian federation, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the historical development and creative ... More


The Role of the Female Elder in Shenoute's White Monastery1

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The White Monastery in the 4th and 5th centuries consisted of different communities, or congregations. They were separated physically but united under one set of monastic rules and one main monastic ... More


The Ancient Rules of Shenoute's Monastic Federation

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the rules and policy statements that occur in all of the books of Shenoute's Canons. The corpus now amounts to more than five hundred rules, that is, short passages that seem to ... More


The Fate of the White Monastery Library

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The library of the White Monastery, founded during the 4th century by Apa Pegol, an uncle of Shenoute, went through an outstanding period in the centuries that followed its creation. During the 14th ... More


Shenoute as Reflected in the Vita and the Difnar

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Everyone who is familiar with Coptic history and culture will have various associations with the name Shenoute. It is not surprising that this multilayered 4th-century personality has stayed alive ... More


The Relationship of St. Shenoute of Atripe with his Contemporary Patriarchs of Alexandria

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

When we speak about the relationship of St. Shenoute with the Alexandrian patriarchs, we speak indeed about a traditional relationship between Coptic monasticism and the official church of Egypt. The ... More


Manichaeism and Gnosticism in the Panopolitan Region Between Lykopolis and Nag Hammadi

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

To deal with the religious movements of Manichaeism and Gnosticism in the area of Sohag presents a good many problems and raises several questions that will perhaps never be answered. This fact ... More


Searching for Shenoute: A Copto-Arabic Homilary in Paris, BN Arabe 4796

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on a collection in manuscripts of the Bibliothèque nationale (BN)—a set of twenty-six homilies for the evening raising of incense for Sundays in the first half of the church ... More


Biblical Manuscripts of the Monastery of St. Shenoute the Archimandrite

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter deals primarily with the survey of the published biblical manuscripts that came from the library of the Monastery of St. Shenoute. In addition to the history and the state of research on ... More


Once more into the Desert of Apa Shenoute: Further Thoughts on BN 68

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents a further analysis of the manuscript known as BN Copte 68, a trilingual (Coptic-Greek-Arabic) paper codex written in the 15th to 16th centuries and containing instructions for ... More


Bohairic Liturgical Texts Related to St. Shenoute1

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 1: Akhmim and Sohag

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161223
eISBN:
9781617970450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides an overview of the Bohairic liturgical texts related to St. Shenoute. A comparison of the psalis and the doxologies of St. Shenoute shows that the doxologies are an important ... More


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