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Pachomius

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:
10.1093/0195162234.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Pachomius (c.292–346) is often (and somewhat inaccurately) singled out as the founder of cenobitic monasticism, that is, of monks living in organized communities. He established in Upper Egypt a ... 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


Daily Life in the White Monastery Under Shenoute

Rebecca Krawiec

in Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129434
eISBN:
9780199834396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129431.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The daily life for monks, male and female, in the White Monastery revolved around work and prayer, which together created a monastic spirituality. This chapter begins by placing Shenoute and his ... More


Gender and Monasticism in Late Antiquity

Rebecca Krawiec

in Shenoute and the Women of the White Monastery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129434
eISBN:
9780199834396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195129431.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

The coexistence of two apparently contradictory attitudes towards gender in Shenoute's monasticism engage the variety of literature describing female monastic experiences in late antiquity. This ... More


Monks: The Ascetic Life

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0043
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The earliest Christian ascetics in Syria drew on the New Testament as well as the legacy of Stoic philosophy. Information about the ascetic movement comes from Athanasius’ Life of Antony, which was ... 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


The ‘Coptic Gnostic Library of Nag Hammadi’ and the Faw Qibli Excavations

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Faw al-Qibli (or “South Faw”) is identifiable with the ancient village called Pbow in Coptic, both on the basis of the name and also by the presence at the town's western edge of architectural ... More


The Life and Miracles of Abraham of Farshut Community Disaster and the Making of a Saint

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The preponderance of evidence for the movement derives from sources detailing its origin and early years. Evidence of later periods in the movement's history is inevitably sparser. It arises most ... More


Pachomius as Reflected in the Difnar

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A well-known and extensive Vita of Pachomius in the Bohairic language has been handed down, giving many details about his life and his monastic community (Lefort 1953). It draws upon the so-called ... More


Christianity in Dandara and Medamud

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The capital of the sixth province in Upper Egypt during the pharaonic period was known as Dandara. The oldest tradition of Christians in Dandara is found in a reference in the Arabic Synaxarion under ... More


The Arabic Lives of St. Pachomius1

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The first scholar to edit an Arabic and Coptic text of Pachomius's biography — Life of St. Pachomius — with a translation preceded by a long introduction was Walter E. Crum. There were, he wrote, ... More


History and the Shape of Monastic Communities

Edward J. Watts

in Riot in Alexandria: Tradition and Group Dynamics in Late Antique Pagan and Christian Communities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262072
eISBN:
9780520945623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262072.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In 350, the leaders of the eight monasteries that made up the Pachomian ascetic system (Koinonia) traveled to Phbow, the headquarters of the federation, to greet Apa Theodore, the new head of their ... More


The Indexing of Manuscripts of the Monastery of the Great Saint Pachomius in Edfu

Father Angelous el-Naqlouny

in Christianity and Monasticism in Aswan and Nubia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165610
eISBN:
9781617975424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165610.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

A number of manuscripts are without dates, scribes, and endowments. It is therefore not known whether they belong to a church or to the Monastery of St. Pachomius. They all appear to be of modern ... More


Introduction

Bentley Layton

in The Canons of Our Fathers: Monastic Rules of Shenoute

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199582631
eISBN:
9780191747465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582631.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the introductory chapter two types of monasticism are compared: eremetical (hermits and their disciples) and cenobitic (highly organized life in a monastery governed by rules) in preparation for ... More


The Corpus of Monastic Rules

Bentley Layton

in The Canons of Our Fathers: Monastic Rules of Shenoute

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199582631
eISBN:
9780191747465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582631.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the nature of monastic rules that are included in the corpus, in Part 2 of this work. These rules are mostly excerpted from a work by Shenoute entitled Canons. A much smaller ... More


Praying by the Rules

Renie S. Choy

in Intercessory Prayer and the Monastic Ideal in the Time of the Carolingian Reforms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198790518
eISBN:
9780191834486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790518.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 1 argues that as monastic rules increasingly came to define the monastic state in the early Middle Ages, there was a fundamental re-definition of the nature of intercessory prayer, from a ... More


New Forms of Christian Holiness

Mark Edwards

in Religions of the Constantinian Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199687725
eISBN:
9780191815034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687725.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter 5 is concerned chiefly with the distinctively Christian models of holiness offered by the founders of monasticism. It prefaces the examination of the lives of Antony and Pachomius with a ... More


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