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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/9780198263456.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The arguments of this work have clearly shown that the teaching of the Egyptian Desert Fathers on the monastic life was profoundly concerned not only with such subjects as asceticism, prayer, and ... More


The Abba and his Disciple

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/9780198263456.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter considers the relationship between the abba and his disciple, exploring the demands of teaching and personal relationships. It describes the nature of the teaching relationship as the ... More


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


Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism

William, S.J. Harmless

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195162233
eISBN:
9780199835645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195162234.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the fourth century, the deserts of Egypt became the nerve center of a radical new movement, what we now call monasticism. Groups of Christians—from illiterate peasants to learned ... More


The Desert Fathers: “Like a body whose soul has departed”

Jonathan L. Zecher

in The Role of Death in the Ladder of Divine Ascent and the Greek Ascetic Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198724940
eISBN:
9780191792458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724940.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter examines memory and practices of death in a broad range of literature from and associated with the Egyptian and Judean deserts, from the fourth through sixth centuries. It focuses ... More


Wisdom in Emptiness

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's “Wisdom in Emptiness” dialogue with Thomas Merton, who sent his manuscript of The Wisdom of the Desert (published in New York by New Directions in 1960) to ... More


The Altiplano

Alphonso Lingis

in Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556765
eISBN:
9780226557090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The trip across the Altiplano in the Bolivian Andes was a crossing into isolation and solitude. Today we little understand people who sought solitude. The writings of the third century CE Desert ... More


Singing, Resonance, and Ascetic Struggle

Mark Porter

in Ecologies of Resonance in Christian Musicking

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780197534106
eISBN:
9780197534137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197534106.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter suggests that an exploration of ascetic singing within its broader ecology serves to illuminate practices of recitation within the literature of the early Desert Fathers. Solitary ... More


Introduction: To Go Against Self

Kent Dunnington

in Humility, Pride, and Christian Virtue Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198818397
eISBN:
9780191859533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818397.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The Introduction clarifies the aims of the book: to set forth an account of Christian humility as it was envisioned by the early and most radical proponents of Christian humility. The book does not ... More


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