Journeying Into God

Journeying Into God

by Tim Vivian
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800628551

ISBN-13: 9780800628550

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800628550
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
988,738
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Hearing God's Call: Saint Antony of Egypt7
2Journeying into God: Abba Pambo25
3A Woman in the Desert: Syncletica of Palestine37
4What Is Spiritual Is Local: Saint George of Choziba53
5The Monk as Holy Man: Abba Aaron106
6Holy Example and Heavenly Intercessor: Saint Theognius134
7Paradise Regained: Saint Onnophrius166
Bibliography188
Suggestions for Further Reading193
Scripture Index197
Index of Names and Subjects201

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