Pachomius: The Making of a Community in Fourth-Century Egypt

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Pachomius: The Making of a Community in Fourth-Century Egypt

Pachomius: The Making of a Community in Fourth-Century Egypt By Philip Rousseau Pachomius The Making of a Community in Fourth Century Egypt Pachomius who died in has long been regarded as the founder of monasticism Available again Philip Rousseau s careful reading of the available texts reveals that Pachomius s pioneering enterpris

  • Title: Pachomius: The Making of a Community in Fourth-Century Egypt
  • Author: Philip Rousseau
  • ISBN: 9780520219595
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pachomius: The Making of a Community in Fourth-Century Egypt By Philip Rousseau Pachomius, who died in 346, has long been regarded as the founder of monasticism Available again, Philip Rousseau s careful reading of the available texts reveals that Pachomius s pioneering enterprise has been consistently misread in light of later monastic practices Rousseau not only provides a fuller and accurate portrait of this great teacher and spiritual dirPachomius, who died in 346, has long been regarded as the founder of monasticism Available again, Philip Rousseau s careful reading of the available texts reveals that Pachomius s pioneering enterprise has been consistently misread in light of later monastic practices Rousseau not only provides a fuller and accurate portrait of this great teacher and spiritual director but also gives a new perspective on the development of monasticism In a new preface Rousseau reviews the scholarly developments that have modified his views and emphases since the book was published The result is to make Pachomius an even less assured pioneer, a man likely to have been involved in the village and urban society of his time than previously thought.
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    One thought on “Pachomius: The Making of a Community in Fourth-Century Egypt

    1. James on said:

      Good, solid introduction to the OTHER father of Egyptian monasticism Everyone thinks of Anthony, but Pachomius founded the enduring form of Egyptian ascesis communal, moderate, and literate.

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