Item description for Cyril of Scythopolis: The Lives of the Monks of Palestine (Cistercian Studies) by Cyril of Alexandria, Cyril & Richard Price...
Between the deep valley which contains the Jordan river and the Dead Sea, and the hill country of Judea, in which Jerusalem and Bethlehem are situated, lies a narrow stretch of desert which evokes memories of great Biblical ascetics - Elijah and John the Baptist. The empty landscape and scriptural associations drew Christian ascetics in the third century. The new edition of this work by Cyril of Scythopolis provides perhaps our best source of information on the Palestinian monastic movement from AD 400-600. He gives a history not only of holy monks, but also of the Palestinian Church at the height of its power and prestige.
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Studio: Cistercian Pubns
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.76" Weight: 0.91 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Cistercian Publications
Series Cistercian Studies
ISBN 0879079142 ISBN13 9780879079147
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