Disciples of the Desert: Monks, Laity, and Spiritual Authority in Sixth-Century Gaza
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BeschreibungHevelone-Harper reveals fascinating insights into the monastic community and sixth-century Christian spirituality through letters written by the monks of Tawatha.
PortraitJennifer L. Hevelone-Harper is an associate professor of history at Gordon College.
PressestimmenAn important contribution and a welcome addition to the burgeoning study of Palestinian monasticism in general and of Gaza in particular. -- Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony Religious Studies Review 2006 This little book should not only be on the shelves of every monastic library, it should also be read by anyone with an interest in the give-and-take between monastic and everyday life inside and outside monasteries. -- Brian Patrick McGuire American Benedictine Review 2007 An important contribution to the understanding of the development of the early desert literature and a fine introduction to the relationships among monastics and laity in the sixth century. -- John Chryssavgis Theology Today 2007 Groundbreaking work... Provides an informative, engaging interpretation of a daunting body of evidence that, in turn, makes an important contribution to an understudied form of monasticism in the Gaza region. -- Bernadette McNary-Zak Journal of Religion 2007 An important contribution and a welcome addition to the burgeoning study of Palestinian monasticism in general and of Gaza in particular that we witness in recent years. -- Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony Journal of the American Academy of Religion 2007 Based on very exciting material, and she presents it very accessibly to the wider audience it deserves. The whole work is well-structured. -- Arietta Papaconstantinou Henoch 2007 An important contribution... The first book-length exploration of the entire epistolary collection in its social context. -- John Chryssavgis Sobornost: Eastern Churches Review 2006
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2005
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten