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Product Description: Who were the Gnostics? And how did the Gnostic movement influence the development of Christianity in antiquity? Is it true that the Church rejected Gnosticism? This book offers an illuminating discussion of recent scholarly debates over the concept of “Gnosticism” and the nature of early Christian diversity...read more

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9780674066038 | Reprint edition (Harvard Univ Pr, September 3, 2012), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Who were the Gnostics?

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Product Description: How did the monks of the Egyptian desert fight against the demons that attacked them with tempting thoughts? How could Christians resist the thoughts of gluttony, fornication, or pride that assailed them and obstructed their contemplation of God? According to Evagrius of Pontus (345 '399), one of the greatest spiritual directors of ancient monasticism, the monk should talk back to demons with relevant passages from the Bible...read more
By David Brakke (trans)

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9780879073299, titled "Evagrius of Pontus, Talking Back: A Monastic Handbook for Combating Demons" | Cistercian Pubns, September 15, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: How did the monks of the Egyptian desert fight against the demons that attacked them with tempting thoughts?

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Product Description: Gain a better understanding of Christianity--its history, driving ideas, and numerous diversities--with the help of this best-selling Christianity text by the leading, respected authors Weaver and Brakke. This long-awaited INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIANITY, Fourth Edition, offers a solid, practical foundation of the essentials of Christianity, interlaced with dynamic discussion and glimpses into some of the latest Christian movements worldwide...read more

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9780495097266 | 4th edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, January 29, 2008), cover price $192.95 | About this edition: Gain a better understanding of Christianity--its history, driving ideas, and numerous diversities--with the help of this best-selling Christianity text by the leading, respected authors Weaver and Brakke.
9780534244620 | 3 sub edition (Wadsworth Pub Co, June 1, 1997), cover price $204.95 | About this edition: Combining essential information with thought-provoking discussion, this third edition updates the practical and challenging coverage of the history, ideas, and diversity of Christianity.

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Product Description: This book argues that it is time to rethink reception as a traditional paradigm for understanding the relation between the ancient Greco-Roman traditions and early Judaism and Christianity. The concept of reception implies taking something from one fixed box into another, often chronologically later one, but actually Jews and Christians were deeply involved in Greco-Roman society in many different ways...read more
By David Brakke (editor) and Anders-christian Jacobsen (editor)

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9780820487052 | 1st edition (Peter Lang Pub Inc, September 28, 2006), cover price $47.95 | About this edition: This book argues that it is time to rethink reception as a traditional paradigm for understanding the relation between the ancient Greco-Roman traditions and early Judaism and Christianity.
9783631555835 | 1 edition (Peter Lang Pub Inc, September 28, 2006), cover price $67.95 | About this edition: This book argues that it is time to rethink reception as a traditional paradigm for understanding the relation between the ancient Greco-Roman traditions and early Judaism and Christianity.

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Product Description: Demons--whether in embodied form or as inward temptation--make vivid appearances in early Christian monastic literature. In this finely written study of demonology and Christian spirituality in fourth- and fifth-century Egypt, David Brakke examines how the conception of the monk as a holy and virtuous being was shaped by the combative encounter with demons...read more

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9780674018754 | Harvard Univ Pr, January 30, 2006, cover price $71.50 | About this edition: Demons--whether in embodied form or as inward temptation--make vivid appearances in early Christian monastic literature.

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Product Description: Many recent studies have argued that the self is a modern invention, a concept developed in the last three centuries. Religion and the Self in Antiquity challenges that idea by presenting a series of studies that explore the origins, formation, and limits of the self within the religions of the ancient Mediterranean world...read more
By David Brakke (editor), Michael L. Satlow (editor) and Steven Weitzman (editor)

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9780253346490 | Indiana Univ Pr, December 1, 2005, cover price $65.00

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9780253217967 | Indiana Univ Pr, December 1, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Many recent studies have argued that the self is a modern invention, a concept developed in the last three centuries.

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Product Description: This book is a special issue of Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.
By David Brakke (contributor)

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9780822365990 | Duke Univ Pr, October 15, 2003, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: This book is a special issue of Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

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Product Description: The essays in this book honor and extend the work of Rowan A. Greer, Walter H. Gray Professor Emeritus of Anglican Studies at Yale University Divinity School, by exploring the connections between textual interpretation and the formation of religious identity...read more
By Charles A. Bobertz (editor) and David Brakke (editor)

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9780268031657 | Univ of Notre Dame Pr, September 1, 2002, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The essays in this book honor and extend the work of Rowan A.

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9780268040178 | Univ of Notre Dame Pr, September 1, 2002, cover price $19.00 | About this edition: The essays in this book honor and extend the work of Rowan A.

Product Description: This late ancient Christian treatise, preserved in Syriac and falsely attributed to Athanasius of Alexandria (d. 373), exhorts female virgins to be "holy in body and spirit" (1 Cor. 7:34) and to abstain from "all that is in the world - the desire of the flesh, the desire of the eyes, the pride in riches" (1 John 1:16)...read more

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9782877236065 | Peeters Bvba, March 1, 2002, cover price $55.01 | About this edition: This late ancient Christian treatise, preserved in Syriac and falsely attributed to Athanasius of Alexandria (d.

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9789042910911 | Peeters Bvba, March 1, 2002, cover price $68.00 | About this edition: This late ancient Christian treatise, preserved in Syriac and falsely attributed to Athanasius of Alexandria (d.

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Product Description: It is often assumed that early Christian asceticism drew its followers completely away from worldly concerns into the realm of pure spirituality. But the life and thought of Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria (AD 328-73), shows just how worldly―and deeply political―ascetic theology could be...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780801860553 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, November 17, 1998, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: It is often assumed that early Christian asceticism drew its followers completely away from worldly concerns into the realm of pure spirituality.

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Product Description: Early Christian asceticism was far from being wholly other-worldly. This new and illuminating study of the life and thought of Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria (328-73), one of the central figures of the church at the time, shows just how deeply political ascetic theology could also be in the struggle to form a united and dominant church in Egypt under the Roman Empire...read more

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9780198268161 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, July 1, 1995, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: Early Christian asceticism was far from being wholly other-worldly.

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