The Desert a City: An Introduction to the Study of Egyptian and Palestinian Monasticism Under the Christian Empire

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St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1966 - Religion - 222 pages
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A classic study of early Christian monasticsm. Combines detailed scholarship with vivid writing in its description of the golden age of Egyptian monasticism and its founders. It follows the development of monastic life to the end of the fourth century. Includes an account of the monastic history of Mount Sinai.

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Re reading this to give me a sense of early Christian monastic development Read full review

Review: The Desert a City: An Introduction to the Study of Egyptian and Palestian Monasticism Under the Christian Empire

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Brings the odd figures of early Christian monasticism to life: Pachomius, Antony, etc., and sets them in historical and geographic relation to each other. They were indeed real people rather than the ... Read full review

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