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The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition

Marcus Plested

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267798
eISBN:
9780191602139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267790.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores the remarkable spiritual and theological legacy of the fourth-century Macarian writings. The anonymous author of the writings (commonly referred to as Macarius-Symeon, ... More


Evagrius Ponticus: Ascetical Theory

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:
10.1093/0195162234.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Evagrius (c.345–399) grew up in Pontus near the Black Sea, and, after serving as a deacon in Constantinople, embarked on a monastic career, settling in Kellia in Lower Egypt. There he apprenticed ... More


The Apophthegmata Patrum: Portraits

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:
10.1093/0195162234.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Apophthegmata Patrum has come down to us in two basic forms: the Alphabetical Collection and the Systematic Collection. The Alphabetical Collection gathers some 1,000 sayings and brief narratives ... More


Cultural History in the Catacombs: Early Christian Art and Macarius’s Hagioglypta *

Irina Oryshkevich

in Sacred History: Uses of the Christian Past in the Renaissance World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199594795
eISBN:
9780191741494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594795.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Literature

Hagioglypta sive picturae et sculptura, a little-studied tract on the origins of Christian iconography written by the Flemish cleric Jean l’Heureux in the first decade of the ... More


Leading in the Midst of Political Change: (Pope John XIX, 1928–42; Pope Macarius III, 1944–45; Pope Yusab II, 1946–56)

Nelly van Doorn-Harder

in The Emergence of the Modern Coptic Papacy: The Popes of Egypt: A History of the Coptic Church and Its Patriarchs, Volume 3

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774161032
eISBN:
9781617971037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161032.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks at the reigns of three popes—John XIX, 1928–42; Macarius III, 1944–45; and Yusab II, 1946–56—who saw the proverbial best and worst of times in the history of Egypt and the Coptic ... More


Figures in the Carpet: Macarius the Great, Isaiah of Scetis, Daniel of Scetis, and Monastic Spirituality in the Wadi al-Natrun (Scetis) from the Fourth to the Sixth Century

Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa

in Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun: Essays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162602
eISBN:
9781617970474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162602.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the role that Macarius the Great, Isaiah of Scetis, and Daniel of Scetis played in laying the foundation of this great center of monastic life, as observed in their writings. In ... More


Consecration of the Myron at Saint Macarius Monastery (Ms 106 Lit.)

Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa

in Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun: Essays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162602
eISBN:
9781617970474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162602.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines some aspects of the sacred service of preparing the Holy Chrism Oil, as performed in the Monastery of St. Macarius in the Middle Ages; this study is based on his work on a ... More


Liturgy at Wadi al-Natrun

Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa

in Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun: Essays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162602
eISBN:
9781617970474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162602.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter reports the types of liturgical services that have been found in the area and their eventual influence on the liturgical tradition of the Coptic Church, as observed in the contents of ... More


Art in the Wadi al-Natrun: An Assessment of the Earliest Wallpaintings in the Church of Abu Makar, Dayr Abu Makar

Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa

in Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun: Essays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162602
eISBN:
9781617970474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162602.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides a general introduction to the author's work on the art in the Church of St. Macarius. In particular, it considers the wallpainting in the south haykal of the principal church of ... More


The Authenticity of the Holy Sepulchre

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Jerusalem: Collected Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642021
eISBN:
9780191738555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642021.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter examines the authenticity of the Holy Sepulchre. The analysis focuses on two individuals, Macarius, Bishop of Jerusalem/Aelia Capitolina (c.313–34), and his metropolitan, Eusebius, ... More


Isaac of Nineveh's Ascetical Eschatology

Jason Scully

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803584
eISBN:
9780191842009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803584.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book demonstrates that Isaac’s eschatology is an original synthesis based on ideas garnered from a distinctively Syriac cultural milieu. This cultural milieu includes ideas adapted from Syriac ... More


Angels as Equipment for Living: The Companion Angel Tradition in Evagrian Christianity

Ellen Muehlberger

in Angels in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199931934
eISBN:
9780199332991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931934.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the context of the academic and ascetic circles associated with Antony, Ammonas, and Macarius of Egypt, which Evagrius joined when he moved to Egypt near the end of the fourth ... More


The Contra Christianos in the Context of Universalism

Michael Bland Simmons

in Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity: Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190202392
eISBN:
9780190202415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202392.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Beginning with Arnobius, the first Christian writer to respond to Porphyry, and continuing to a number of Byzantine authors, this chapter gives a catalog of all the writers whose works contain ... 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


Felix Culpa: The Infantile Adam and Asceticism as an Inherent Part of Creation

Jason Scully

in Isaac of Nineveh's Ascetical Eschatology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803584
eISBN:
9780191842009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803584.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter considers the theological milieu that informs Isaac’s protological narrative, which in turn, informs his eschatology. Isaac’s protology is influenced by the infantile Adam tradition ... More


Excursus: Isaac of Nineveh’s Moral Psychology

Jason Scully

in Isaac of Nineveh's Ascetical Eschatology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803584
eISBN:
9780191842009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803584.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates that Isaac’s moral psychology is both an explanation of how the heavenly mysteries affect the soul and a description of how the soul helps prepare the mind for the reception ... More


Wonder as the Culmination of Isaac of Nineveh’s Eschatology

Jason Scully

in Isaac of Nineveh's Ascetical Eschatology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803584
eISBN:
9780191842009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803584.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines Isaac’s synthetic account of wonder and astonishment, which makes use of all the source material discussed in the previous three chapters. According to Isaac, the human soul is ... More


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