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Ascetics, Society and the Desert: Studies in Early Egyptian Monasticism (James E Goehring) Paperback Book, (Trinity Press International, 1999) 9781563382697
Ascetics, Society and the Desert: Studies in Early Egyptian Monasticism (James E Goehring) Paperback Book, (Trinity Press International, 1999) 9781563382697
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Title: Ascetics, Society and the Desert: Studies in Early Egyptian Monasticism

Author: Goehring, James E

Publisher: Trinity Press International; Publication Date: 1999

Paperback; ISBN: 9781563382697

Volumes: 1; Pages: 320

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Basing his work on papyrological documentary sources, archaeology, and traditional literary sources, James Goehring gradually forces a new direction in understanding the evolution of monasticism. He rigorously examines these multiple sources, transforming them into a clear narrative and infusing the history of Egyptian monasticism with renewed energy.

Contents

Foreword

Preface

Abbreviations

Introduction

1 The Origins of Monasticism

Pt. 1 Ascetics, Society, and the Desert

2 The World Engaged: The Social and Economic World of Early Egyptian Monasticism

3 Through a Glass Darkly: Diverse Images of the [actual symbol not reproducible] in Early Egyptian Monasticism

4 The Encroaching Desert: Literary Production and Ascetic Space in Early Christian Egypt

5 Withdrawing from the Desert: Pachomius and the Development of Village Monasticism in Upper Egypt

6 Hieracas of Leontopolis: The Making of a Desert Ascetic

Pt. 2 Ascetic Organization and Ideological Boundaries

7 Pachomius's Vision of Heresy: The Development of a Pachomian Tradition

8 New Frontiers in Pachomian Studies

9 Melitian Monastic Organization: A Challenge to Pachomian Originality

10 Monastic Diversity and Ideological Boundaries in Fourth-Century Christian Egypt

Pt. 3 Pachomian Studies: The Later Years

11 The Fourth Letter of Horsiesius and the Situation in the Pachomian Community following the Death of Theodore

12 Chalcedonian Power Politics and the Demise of Pachomian Monasticism

Bibliography of Cited Works

Index

"This is a fine collection of essays. It reads well as a complete unit, displays the complexity of writing the history of Egyptian monasticism, and incorporates new kinds of documentary and archaeological evidence. It is first-rate scholarship impeccably argued and written. This book is a must for historians of monasticism and late antiquity, Egyptologists, religious studies teachers interested in spirituality, papyrologists, and anyone in the general public fascinated by the growth and development of religious communities."--Richard Valantasis, St. Louis University

"In these twelve essays, Goehring convincingly dismantles much previous scholarship regarding early Egyptian monasticism. Appealing to archaeological and papyrological evidence as well as to literary texts, he situates Pachomian monasticism in the midst of the economic and social life of its time. The diversity of Egyptian monasticism, in theology and in lifestyle, is here demonstrated. Highly readable and clearly argued. Goehring's books is a must for all scholars of early Christianity."--Elizabeth A. Clark, Duke University
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