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Journeying into God tells the fascinating stories of seven male and female monks from the fourth to the seventh centuries C.E. and their quests to imitate Christ and live the gospel fully. Saint Antony, Abba Pambo, Syncletica of Palestine, Saint George of Choziba, Abba Aaron, Saint Theognius, and Saint Onnophrius come to life through translations of biographical documents from Greek and Coptic. Each saint's life is introduced with historical and theological background. Discussions of women, the structure of a monastery, miracles and relics, and the cult of the saints illuminate the texts and also supply helpful overviews of topics that are central to the understanding of early monasticism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800628550
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 Hearing God's Call: Saint Antony of Egypt 7
2 Journeying into God: Abba Pambo 25
3 A Woman in the Desert: Syncletica of Palestine 37
4 What Is Spiritual Is Local: Saint George of Choziba 53
5 The Monk as Holy Man: Abba Aaron 106
6 Holy Example and Heavenly Intercessor: Saint Theognius 134
7 Paradise Regained: Saint Onnophrius 166
Bibliography 188
Suggestions for Further Reading 193
Scripture Index 197
Index of Names and Subjects 201
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