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Incarnation and Ritual Practice in the Fifth‐Century Writings of Shenoute of Atripe

Stephen J. Davis

in Coptic Christology in Practice: Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199258628
eISBN:
9780191718052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258628.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The mid-5th-century writings of the Upper Egyptian monk, Shenoute of Atripe (c.347–465 ce), provide a unique glimpse into the early reception of Alexandrian Greek Christology in a Coptic monastic ... More


Monastic Origins: Perspectives, Discoveries, and Disputed Questions

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:
10.1093/0195162234.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This final chapter explores new perspectives on the origins of Christian monasticism. It includes a study of newly discovered papyri that highlight the place of edge-of-the-village ascetics ... More


Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of Poverty: Rural Patronage, Religious Conflict, and Monasticism in Late Antique Egypt

Ariel G. López

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520274839
eISBN:
9780520954922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274839.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This book studies the public life of an extraordinary Egyptian monk, Shenoute of Atripe, and the discourse on poverty that he put forward to promote and legitimize his active role in society. ... 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


Defining Others: Asceticism and the Discourse of the Angelic Life

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/9780199931934.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Christian orators explained the emergence of new, renunciatory communities to their urban congregations by the use of a trope: they explained that ascetics were Christians but were different because ... More


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