Ascetics and ambassadors of Christ the monasteries of Palestine, 314-631 /

The monasteries of the Jerusalem desert were famous throughout the Byzantine Christian world. Yet whilst much has been written about their counterparts in Egypt and Syria, this book is the first to provide a comprehensive study of the monastic movement in Palestine during the Byzantine period, from...

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Main Author: Binns, John, 1951-
Corporate Author: Oxford University Press.
Format: Book Electronic
Published: Oxford : New York : Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press, 1994.
Series:Oxford early Christian studies.
Oxford scholarship online.
Online Access: Access restricted to individuals currently affiliated with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary
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Table of Contents:
  • pt. I. Sources. 1. Cyril of Scythopolis. 2. The Other Sources. 3. Monastic Culture
  • pt. II. Environment. 4. Jerusalem: Resurrection of a City. 5. This Desert. 6. The City of Scythopolis
  • pt. III. Themes. 7. Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ. 8. Witnesses to Truth. 9. Fellow Workers with God
  • Excursus 1. John of Scythopolis
  • Excursus 2. Leontius of Byzantium.