Monasteries and the Care of Souls in Late Antique Christianity: Cognition and Discipline

Monasteries and the Care of Souls in Late Antique Christianity: Cognition and Discipline

by Paul C. Dilley

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ISBN-13: 9781107184015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/07/2017
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Paul C. Dilley is Assistant Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Religions at the University of Iowa and has published widely on early Christianity in Late Antiquity, especially in Egypt and Syria. He is co-editor of the Dublin Kephalaia Codex and co-author of Mani at the Court of the Persian Kings (2014).

Table of Contents

Part I. Evaluating Postulants: Introduction to Part I; 1. Discerning motivation I: status and vocation; 2. Discerning motivation II: trials of commitment; Part II. Cognitive Disciplines: Introduction to Part II; 3. Scriptural exercises and the monastic soundscape: writing on the heart; 4. Learning the fear of God; 5. Prayer and monastic progress: from demonic temptation to divine revelation; Part III. Collective Heart-Work: Introduction to Part III; 6. The lives (and minds) of others: hagiography, cognition, and commemoration; 7. Shenoute and the heart of darkness: rituals of collective repentance; Conclusion.

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