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MANUAL LABOUR IN EARLY EGYPTIAN MONASTICISM, FROM THE LATE THIRD TO MID-FIFTH CENTURY.

AGAIBY, ELIZABETH (2015) MANUAL LABOUR IN EARLY EGYPTIAN MONASTICISM, FROM THE LATE THIRD TO MID-FIFTH CENTURY. St Cyril Society (SCS) Press, Virginia, USA. 170pp. ISBN ISBN-10:0984891870; ISBN-13:978-0984891870

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        Abstract

        The purpose of manual work was to bring the monk to perfection so that he may avoid the dangers of pride, excessive asceticism and self-righteousness. The monastic leaders encouraged a moderate balance between the disciplines and excess was discouraged as it was seen to encourage bias towards one discipline at the expense of another. This book seeks to present that by combining practical disciplines with contemplative aspects, the monk makes progress towards perfection and union with God.

        Item Type: Books / Monographs
        Repository Version: Published Version
        Keywords (separated by commas): manual labor, Egyptian, monasticism, Late Antiquity, prayer, Antony of Egypt, Macarius the Egyptian, Pachomius, koinonia, Augustine, Messalians,repentance
        Fields of Research: 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
        21 History and Archaeology > 2199 Other History and Archaeology > 219999 History and Archaeology not elsewhere classified
        Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
        Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
        Subject Area(s): C - Church History
        Association with University of Divinity: SACOTC: St Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College
        Depositing User: Elizabeth Agaiby
        Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 12:53
        Last Modified: 11 May 2016 12:53
        URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1948

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