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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: 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
Subjects: C - Church History
College/Association with University of Divinity: SACOTC: St Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College
Depositing User: Elizabeth Agaiby
Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 02:53
Last Modified: 11 May 2016 02:53
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1948

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