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The Life of Antony: Embracing Death on the Ascent to God

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/9780198724940.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter examines Athanasius of Alexandria’s Life of Antony, a text of enormous importance for later monastic literature. The chapter argues that a meditation on death as both judgment and ... More


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