Item description for Histories of the Monks of Upper Egypt and the Life of Onnophrius: And, the Life of Onnophrius (Cistercian Studies) by Tim Vivian...
The desert stood in stark opposition to the oikoumene, the inhabited world of the fourth century. Not because the world was a bad place, but because the desert 'understood geographically, religiously, spiritually, and mystically ' was the harsh, uncomprising place where the Christian could be perfected by God. Far from the Christian metropolis of Alexandria, removed from the well-known and much 'visited monastic settlements of the Thebaid, and infintely remote from Rome, lay the garrison towns of Aswan and Philae. There Christians and pagans coexisted. Integral to the christian community on this desert frontier of Empire were the local monks 'ascetics, intercessors, contemplatives, and miracle workers.
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Studio: Cistercian Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 6.62" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Cistercian Publications
Series Cistercian Studies
ISBN 0879075406 ISBN13 9780879075408
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More About Tim Vivian
Tim Vivian is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at California State University, Bakersfield. His previous books include Words to Live By: Journeys in Ancient and Modern Egyptian Monasticism (2005) and a translation (with Apostolos N. Athanassakis) of The Life of Antony (2003).