Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-4 of 4 items

  • Keywords: penthos x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

The Apophthegmata Patrum: Themes

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:
10.1093/0195162234.003.0008
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 Systematic Collection contains many of the same sayings and stories as ... 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


The Great Old Men of Gaza: Learning to Die through Obedience

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/9780198724940.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter argues that the Gazan Fathers—Barsanuphius, John, and their disciple Dorotheus—expanded and nuanced the memory and practices of death in accordance with their personal emphases on ... More


The Ladder of Divine Ascent: Death Makes the Christian

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/9780198724940.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter examines the memory and practice of death in the Ladder in light of the literature surveyed. Beginning with a re-examination of death scenes in Desert literature, it argues that Climacus ... More


View: