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Histories of the Monks of Upper Egypt and The Life of Onnophrius


By Paphnutius; Translation and Introduction by Tim Vivian
Far from the Christian metropolis of Alexandria, removed from the well-known and much–visited monastic settlements of the Thebaid, and infintely remote from Rome, lay the garrison towns of Aswan and Philae. There Christians and pagans coexisted. Integral to the christian community on this desert frontier of Empire were the local monks–ascetics, intercessors, and miracle workers.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-142-3
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Apr 3,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 206
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-142-3
$163.00
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The desert stood in stark opposition to the oikoumene, the inhabited world of the fourth century. Not because the world was a bad place, but because the desert —understood geographically, religiously, spiritually, and mystically — was the harsh, uncomprising place where the Christian could be perfected by God. Far from the Christian metropolis of Alexandria, removed from the well-known and much–visited monastic settlements of the Thebaid, and infintely remote from Rome, lay the garrison towns of Aswan and Philae. There Christians and pagans coexisted. Integral to the christian community on this desert frontier of Empire were the local monks–ascetics, intercessors, and miracle workers.

The desert stood in stark opposition to the oikoumene, the inhabited world of the fourth century. Not because the world was a bad place, but because the desert —understood geographically, religiously, spiritually, and mystically — was the harsh, uncomprising place where the Christian could be perfected by God. Far from the Christian metropolis of Alexandria, removed from the well-known and much–visited monastic settlements of the Thebaid, and infintely remote from Rome, lay the garrison towns of Aswan and Philae. There Christians and pagans coexisted. Integral to the christian community on this desert frontier of Empire were the local monks–ascetics, intercessors, and miracle workers.

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Tim Vivian

Paphnutius

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 7)
  • FOREWORD (page 9)
  • PREFACE (page 13)
  • INTRODUCTION (page 17)
  • HISTORIES OF THE MONKS OF UPPER EGYPT (page 71)
  • THE LIFE OF ONNOPHRIUS (page 143)
  • PISENTIUS OF COPTOS A DISCOURSE ON SAINT ONNOPHRIUS (page 167)
  • A DISCOURSE ON SAINT ONNOPHRIUS (page 175)
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY (page 189)
  • SCRIPTURE INDEX (page 195)
  • INDEX OF NAMES (page 199)
  • INDEX OF SUBJECTS (page 201)
  • INDEX TO PISENTIUS DISCOURSE (page 203)
  • ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS FOR THE REVISED EDITION (page 205)
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