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The Canons of Our Fathers: Monastic Rules of Shenoute
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date November 25, 2016
Pages 384
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198785194
ISBN-10 0198785194
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $40.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This book is the first publication of a very early collection of Christian monastic rules from Roman Egypt. Designed for the so-called White Monastery Federation, a community of monks and nuns who banded together about 360 CE, the rules are quoted by the great monastic leader Shenoute of Atripe in his writings of the fourth and fifth century. These rules provide new and intimate access to the earliest phases of Christian communal (cenobitic) monasticism.

In this volume, Bentley Layton presents for the first time the Coptic text of the rules, amounting to five hundred and ninety-five entries, accompanied by a clear and exact English translation. Four preliminary chapters discuss the character of the rules in their historical and social context, and present new evidence for the founding of the monastic federation. From passing remarks in the rules, Layton paints a brilliant picture of monastic daily life and ascetic practice, organized around six general topics: the monastery as a physical plant, the human makeup of the community, the pattern of ascetic observances, the hierarchy of authority, the daily liturgy, and monastic economic life. The Canons of Our Fathers will be a fundamental resource for readers interested in Christian life in late antiquity, ascetic practices, and the history of monasticism in all its forms.


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from Oxford Univ Pr (November 4, 2014)
9780199582631 | details & prices | 359 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $145.00
About: This book is the first publication of a very early collection of Christian monastic rules from Roman Egypt.
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9780198785194 | details & prices | 384 pages | List price $40.00
About: This book is the first publication of a very early collection of Christian monastic rules from Roman Egypt.

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