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The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

Graham Gould

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263456
eISBN:
9780191682551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263456.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book studies the life and thought of the Christian monks of 4th- and 5th-century lower Egypt. It works from collections of their sayings and stories which were compiled in the late 5th century ... More


Introduction: The Community and the Text

GRAHAM GOULD

in The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263456
eISBN:
9780191682551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263456.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The phenomenon of asceticism as an expression of Christian spirituality is much older than the monastic movement of which asceticism is one necessary element. This chapter considers the text and the ... More


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