Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-12 of 12 items

  • Keywords: Melania the Elder x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Namesake and Inheritance

Christine Luckritz Marquis

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter investigates how the intersection of names(akes), legacies, and social locations associated with the monastic tradition were negotiated in light of the first Origenist controversy.  It ... More


The Lausiac History

Demetrios S. Katos

in Palladius of Helenopolis: The Origenist Advocate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696963
eISBN:
9780191731969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696963.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Church History

This chapter posits that Palladius did not write his Lausiac History to wax nostalgic about a monastic golden age, but to construct a model asceticism that promoted many of his deceased Origenist ... More


The Memory of Melania

Rebecca Krawiec

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Melania the Elder, the “female man of God,” performs several masculine functions throughout Palladius’s Lausiac History, even as he repeatedly defines her as female. In a work based on collective ... More


Introduction

Catherine M. Chin and Caroline T. Schroeder

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter first provides a historical and biographical introduction to the lives of Melania the Elder and her granddaughter Melania the Younger. It then surveys the treatment of these figures in ... More


The Lost Generation

Andrew S. Jacobs

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Between the 370s and 410s, notable Christians left the Western Roman Empire to form monastic establishments in the nascent “holy land.” Melania the Elder was among the first wave of these Western ... More


A Life in Letters

Robin Darling Young

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In Palladius’ Lausiac History, Melania appears as an eyewitness to events and a direct informant of his accounts of Evagrius and other solitaries. Among other roles, Melania functions as a prophet of ... More


Monastic Revivals

Stephen J. Davis

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Melania the Elder and Melania the Younger both traveled to Egypt and visited monks there before settling in Jerusalem and founding monasteries there. Despite their longstanding reputation as ... More


The Origenist monk and bishop

Demetrios S. Katos

in Palladius of Helenopolis: The Origenist Advocate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696963
eISBN:
9780191731969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696963.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Church History

This chapter surveys Palladius' life from the beginning of his ascetic career to his composition of the Dialogue on the Life of St. John Chrysostom. It narrates his career among a social network of ... More


Sing, O Daughter(s) of Zion

Stephen J. Shoemaker

in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

As the Christianization of civic life progressed rapidly throughout the Roman Empire, one of the most effective means by which Christianity came to inhabit the Empire’s cities was through the ... More


Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family

Catherine M. Chin and Caroline T. Schroeder (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292086
eISBN:
9780520965638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292086.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The lives of Melania the Elder and Melania the Younger span one of the most important periods of Christian history, reaching from the reign of Constantine through the reign of Theodosius II. They and ... More


Nazianzen and Other Late Antique Ascetics: Asceticism and Renunciation of Wealth and Slave Ownership

Ilaria L. E. Ramelli

in Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198777274
eISBN:
9780191823022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777274.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

Chapter 7 examines Nazianzen and ascetics who reveal the importance of asceticism in the rejection of slavery and social injustice. Nazianzen advocated radical asceticism reserved for some, ... More


Provenance, Date, and Authorship

Andrew Cain

in The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto: Monastic Hagiography in the Late Fourth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198758259
eISBN:
9780191818042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758259.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter addresses vital questions surrounding the Greek Historia monachorum: where and when was it composed, and who authored it? Careful consideration of the evidence enables us to identify the ... More


View: