Pre-Theodosian ascetic piety in fourth-century Egypt
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Pre-Theodosian ascetic piety in fourth-century Egypt a study of the ascetical letters of bishops and monks. by Bernadette McNary

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Published by National Library of Canada = Bibliothèque nationale du Canada in Ottawa .
Written in English


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SeriesCanadian theses = Thèses canadiennes
The Physical Object
Pagination220 leaves.
Number of Pages220
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Open LibraryOL18552954M
ISBN 10061227697X

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It is the Roman Melania the Younger who is said to have spoken these words early in the fourth century. And Melania followed up these words with deeds: for the space of six months, she went with her companions from cell to cell in the Egyptian wilderness to speak with “holy monks and the very faithful virgins”. 1Cited by: 1. Letters and asceticism in fourth-century Egypt. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, © (OCoLC) Online version: McNary-Zak, Bernadette. Letters and asceticism in fourth-century Egypt. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Bernadette McNary-Zak. Evidence for the circulation of the Ascension of Isaiah in fourth-century Egypt includes fragments of its text in Coptic (Lefort, Louis-Theophile, “ Fragments d'apocryphes en copte-achmimique, ” Mus 52 [] 1 – 10; Lacau, Pierre, “ Fragments de l'Ascension d'Isaie en copte, ” Mus 59 [] –67); a quotation of it by Ammonas.   The book's critical apparatus is also impressive. It includes not only generous annotations, but also two appendices (one on ampullae portraying Thecla, another on the popularity of Thecla as a woman's name in late antique Egypt), over thirty pages of maps and photographs, and a full bibliography.

  Richard Finn OP “Asceticism in the Graeco-Roman World” (Key Themes in Ancient History) [Cambridge University Press, ] “Asceticism deploys abstention, self-control, and self-denial, to order oneself or a community in relation to the divine. Both its practices and the cultural ideals they expressed were important to pagans, Jews, Christians of different kinds, . ASCETICISM. word asceticism is derived from the Greek noun ask ē sis, meaning "exercise, practice, training."The Greek athlete, for example, subjected himself to systematic exercise or training in order to attain a goal of physical time, however, the word began to assume philosophical, spiritual, and ethical implications: one could "exercise" .   The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt is widely considered as one of the best books on ancient Egypt. The book compiles fascinating information about the Egyptians with supporting historical facts. It covers some of the earliest masterpieces of art and architecture, and literature. Written by an expert team of Egyptologists and historians, the. Search Tips. Phrase Searching You can use double quotes to search for a series of words in a particular order. For example, "World war II" (with quotes) will give more precise results than World war II (without quotes). Wildcard Searching If you want to search for multiple variations of a word, you can substitute a special symbol (called a "wildcard") for one or more letters.

4 This article examines women who exist in the overlapping categories of asceticism and monasticism of the early Christian era. By asceticism, I mean the discipline of the body and mind in pursuit of a “realized eschatology” to embody the “angelic life.”As Susan Ashbrook Harvey explains, “asceticism was the remaking of the human person in the image of its maker.” (See. Asceticism from the Greek askesis, which means practice, bodily exercise, and more especially, athletic early Christians adopted it to signify the practice of spiritual things, or spiritual exercises performed for the purpose of acquiring habits of virtue. In Egypt the priests of Serapis led a monastic life. The Serapis monks have been made known by the researches of Letronne, Boissier, and especially Brunet de Presle (Mémoire sur le Sérapeum de Memphis, and ). Weingarten derives Christian monasticism from this source, and traces the resemblance of the two. As opposed to your next book, Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilisation, which is slightly more complicated, because it represents a reassessment of Ancient Egypt – right? Yes. This is, to my mind, one of the most original pieces of scholarship on Ancient Egypt published in the last 50 years – and there is a particular connection to me, because the author, Barry Kemp, was my .