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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 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


Introduction: The Community and the Text

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/9780198263456.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The phenomenon of asceticism as an expression of Christian spirituality is much older than the monastic movement of which asceticism is one necessary element. This chapter considers the text and the ... More


The Anonymity of The Rule of St Benedict

Conrad Leyser

in Authority and Asceticism from Augustine to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208686
eISBN:
9780191678127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208686.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

There can be few more vivid illustrations of the moral power of humility than that afforded by The Rule of St Benedict. Its appeal is readily ascribed precisely to its winning lack of ... More


Exorcising Demons in Post-Soviet Ukraine: A Monastic Community and Its Imagistic Practice

Chris Hann and Hermann Goltz

in Eastern Christians in Anthropological Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260559
eISBN:
9780520945920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260559.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter explores the making and unmaking of a monastic community in post-Soviet Ukraine. The postsocialist revival of religion occurred within a ferment of unrest that saw the splintering and ... More


Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ

JOHN BINNS

in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269342
eISBN:
9780191683626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the history of ascetics and ambassadors of Christ in Palestine during the Byzantine period. The self-imposed exile of Bishop Narcissus of Jerusalem in the desert is often ... More


“Founder and Head of Many Monasteries”

Steven Vanderputten

in Imagining Religious Leadership in the Middle Ages: Richard of Saint-Vanne and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453779
eISBN:
9780801456305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453779.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines various accounts that describe Richard as institutor et rector—“founder/master and head”—of many monastic communities. Sigebert of Gembloux claimed that Richard was “preaching ... More


Narada Thero: Affective Bonds and the Making of a Social Service Monk

Jeffrey Samuels

in Attracting the Heart: Social Relations and the Aesthetics of Emotion in Sri Lankan Monastic Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833855
eISBN:
9780824870041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833855.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter provides the temporal and theoretical starting point for a discussion of recruitment, monastic training, and institution building. Discussing the life events of one monk, Venerable ... More


Landscapes of Desire / The Whole World Singing: A Journey to Iona and Taizé

Belden C. Lane

in Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755080
eISBN:
9780199894956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755080.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on the Taizé and Iona communities. A little over two hours by high speed train from Geneva one can find the Taizé Community, known around the world for the beauty of its chanted ... More


Corporate Memories of Reform

Steven Vanderputten

in Monastic Reform as Process: Realities and Representations in Medieval Flanders, 900-1100

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451713
eISBN:
9780801468117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451713.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on how Medieval monastic identities were shaped, maintained, and transformed through carefully steered processes of remembrance. In particular, it examines the works of Simon, ... More


Introduction

Lori Meeks

in Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833947
eISBN:
9780824870737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833947.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introductory chapter provides a background of the revival of women's monasticism in Japan. During the second month of the first year of the Kenchō era (1249), twelve women received the complete ... More


Al-Shaykh Sa‘id Revisited: A Reassessment of the Spatial Layout of a Monastic Community

Gertrud J.M. van Loon

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Al-Shaykh Saʻid (Middle Egypt) covers the southern part of the archaeological concession area of the Dayr al-Barsha Project, directed by Harco Willems. The site is named after the nearby tomb of a ... More


A Spiritual Crossroads of Europe: The Taizé Community's Adventure with the Young

Brother John

in Passing on the Faith: Transforming Traditions for the Next Generation of Jews, Christians, and Muslims

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226474
eISBN:
9780823236640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226474.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the Taizé Community. The fascinating thing about Taizé is that the coming and going of young visitors has shown little or no signs of abating. An ... More


Epigraphy and History in the Theban Region

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/9789774163111.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The study of inscriptions — epigraphy — is usually considered a dull subject. The information provided by individual inscriptions may often not seem very exciting, as they provide mainly names and ... More


The Medieval Coptic Cemetery at Naqlun

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines the medieval Coptic cemetery discovered at the Naqlun archaeological site in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. A total of 373 burials were uncovered which include men, women, and ... More


The Monastery of Apa Thomas at Wadi Sarga: Points of Departure for a Relative Chronology

Renate Dekker

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the identification of the superiors of the Monastery of Apa Thomas at Wadi Sarga and presents some points of departure for reconstructing a relative chronology of this monastic ... More


Converting the World

Steven Vanderputten

in Imagining Religious Leadership in the Middle Ages: Richard of Saint-Vanne and the Politics of Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453779
eISBN:
9780801456305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453779.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses Richard's apostolic drive for conversion. Richard expended considerable energy on converting individual laymen and women, urging them to seek redemption for their sinful lives ... More


The Monastery of the Holy Virgin Mary at al-Muharraq, Mount Qusqam: History and Heritage (Reflections of Its Monks)

Fr. Angelos al-Muharraqi

in Christianity and Monasticism in Middle Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789774166631
eISBN:
9781617976551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166631.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The history of the Coptic Orthodox Church makes no mention of the monastic community or the Holy Virgin Church in the Qusqam region until the fourteenth century AD. However, manuscripts and ... More


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