Four Desert Fathers: Pambo, Evagrius, Macarius of Egypt, and Macarius of Alexandria: Coptic Texts Relating to the Lausiac History of Palladius

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The four desert Fathers who give their names to this volume - Pambo, Evagrius, Macarius of Egypt, and Macarius of Alexandria - were well known some 1600 years ago in Alexandria and the monastic communities of Lower Egypt. They were most famous, perhaps, because the monk (and later bishop) Palladius recounted their Lives - preserved in the Coptic Palladiana - in his Lausiac History. The introduction describes the relationships among Palladius and Evagrius, Origenism, the spiritual and theological ramifications of ...
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Overview

The four desert Fathers who give their names to this volume - Pambo, Evagrius, Macarius of Egypt, and Macarius of Alexandria - were well known some 1600 years ago in Alexandria and the monastic communities of Lower Egypt. They were most famous, perhaps, because the monk (and later bishop) Palladius recounted their Lives - preserved in the Coptic Palladiana - in his Lausiac History. The introduction describes the relationships among Palladius and Evagrius, Origenism, the spiritual and theological ramifications of the Anthropomorphite controversy, and subsequent effects on the Lausiac History and the four Coptic Lives of this volume.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881412567
  • Publisher: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: Popular Patristics Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The life of Pambo 53
2 The life of Evagrius 69
3 The life of Macarius the Great 93
4 The life of Macarius of Alexandria 131
App. I Seven goals of anti-Origenism 163
App. II Syriac Lausiac history [72] and [73] 167
App. III Evagrius debates three demons 173
App. IV Apa Aphou and archbishop Theophilus debate the image of God 181
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