The Day-to-Day Life of the Desert Fathers In Fourth-Century Egypt: In Fourth-Century Egypt.

The Day-to-Day Life of the Desert Fathers In Fourth-Century Egypt: In Fourth-Century Egypt.

by Lucien Regnault
     
 

Founders of Christian eremitism, these heroes of asceticism and virtue earned a reputation as much by their lifestyle as by their writings which have been translated into all languages and distributed throughout the Christian world.See more details below

Overview

Founders of Christian eremitism, these heroes of asceticism and virtue earned a reputation as much by their lifestyle as by their writings which have been translated into all languages and distributed throughout the Christian world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879007345
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
926,289
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Map of Monastic Egyptiv
Abbreviationsv
Introductionvii
Chapter 1In the Heart of the Desert3
Chapter 2The Men12
Chapter 3Women and Children24
Chapter 4Habitat39
Chapter 5Clothing51
Chapter 6Diet61
Chapter 7Life in the Cell82
Chapter 8A Day in the Life of the Anchorite96
Chapter 9The Hidden Activity112
Chapter 10Elders and Disciples126
Chapter 11Welcoming Visitors139
Chapter 12Outings and Trips150
Chapter 13The Community Weekend162
Chapter 14Angels and Demons174
Chapter 15The Desert Bestiary194
Chapter 16The Wonders of God207
Chapter 17From the Desert to the Promised Land223
Epilogue239
Chronological Landmarks243
Bibliography
I.Sources246
II.General Bibliography248
III.Special Studies250
Index of Names253

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