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ASCETICISM AND SOCIAL HARMONY

AGAIBY, ELIZABETH (2014) ASCETICISM AND SOCIAL HARMONY. Bulletin de la Société d'archéologie copte., 53. pp. 27-49. ISSN 0005-948X

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Abstract

In the West hierarchies within monasticism were aligned with the class distinctions of the broader Roman world. In the East, by comparison, their intention was to put everyone on an equal footing for they believed that breaking down existing social categories facilitated harmony and commonality in the monastic community. This paper considers the differences between early monastic practices in the East and West in the 4th and 5th centuries.

early Egyptian monasticism, and how this differed from early monasticism experienced in the West.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: monasticism, Late Antiquity, Egypt, prayer, Augustine, Nilus, John Cassian, Roman, Scetis, asceticism, social harmony, equality, monastic, monks, Martin of Tours, Antony the Great, Pachomius, Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus
Fields of Research: 21 History and Archaeology > 2199 Other History and Archaeology > 219999 History and Archaeology not elsewhere classified
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
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: 30 May 2016 06:27
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2016 03:34
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1988

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