The Life of ShenouteThe Life of Shenoute

Shenoute of Atripe, ranked second only to Pachomius for his contribution to the development of egyptian monasticism, is al but unknown outside the Coptic tradition.

Author: Besa (Abbot of Athripe)

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: UOM:39015021954113


Page: 150

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Shenoute of Atripe, ranked second only to Pachomius for his contribution to the development of egyptian monasticism, is al but unknown outside the Coptic tradition. This first english translation of his Life, by his disciple and successor, casts new light on the austere monasticism of the fifth century.

Shenoute s Literary CorpusShenoute s Literary Corpus

These investigations were the work of Eugène Revillout , who also had transcribed the Bohairic Life of She- noute from the Vatican manuscript ( 1871 ; 1874 ; 1883 ) .67 He was par- ticularly interested in Shenoute's powerful status as a ...

Author: Stephen Emmel

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9042912308


Page: 580

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T.111 Shenoute's Literary Corpus. Volume One. -- t.112 Shenoute's Literary Corpus. Volume Two.

The Monastic Landscape of Late Antique EgyptThe Monastic Landscape of Late Antique Egypt

It is therefore not surprising that the most fully developed sense of Shenoute as a builder appears in the encomium on Shenoute, the Life of Shenoute, where we can observe the development of the community's later identification with ...

Author: Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108696418


Page: 456

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Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom offers a new history of the field of Egyptian monastic archaeology. It is the first study in English to trace how scholars identified a space or site as monastic within the Egyptian landscape and how such identifications impacted perceptions of monasticism. Brooks Hedstrom then provides an ecohistory of Egypt's tripartite landscape to offer a reorientation of the perception of the physical landscape. She analyzes late-antique documentary evidence, early monastic literature, and ecclesiastical history before turning to the extensive archaeological evidence of Christian monastic settlements. In doing so, she illustrates the stark differences between idealized monastic landscape and the actual monastic landscape that was urbanized through monastic constructions. Drawing upon critical theories in landscape studies, materiality and phenomenology, Brooks Hedstrom looks at domestic settlements of non-monastic and monastic settlements to posit what features makes monastic settlements unique, thus offering a new history of monasticism in Egypt.

An Archaeology of Egyptian MonasticismAn Archaeology of Egyptian Monasticism

of Layton, who has examined the monastic organisational structure and its everyday life.180 Returning to the Life of Shenoute, a single complete version of this text has survived the centuries. This version was written in Bohairic—the ...

Author: Louise Blanke

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781950343102


Page: 244

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The White Monastery in Upper Egypt and its two federated communities are among the largest, most prosperous and longest-lived loci of Coptic Christianity. Founded in the fourth century and best known for its zealous and prolific third abbot, Shenoute of Atripe, these monasteries have survived from their foundation in the golden age of Egyptian Christianity until today. At its peak in the fifth to the eighth centuries, the White Monastery federation was a hive of industry, densely populated and prosperous. It was a vibrant community that engaged with extra-mural communities by means of intellectual, spiritual and economic exchange. It was an important landowner and a powerhouse of the regional economy. It was a spiritual beacon imbued with the presence of some of Christendom's most famous saints, and it was home to a number of ordinary and extraordinary men and women, who lived, worked, prayed and died within its walls. This new study is an attempt to write the biography of the White Monastery federation, to reconstruct its longue duree - through archaeological and textual sources - and to assess its place within the world of Late Antiquity.

Texte Theben TonfragmenteTexte Theben Tonfragmente

1 2 This harsh judgment was pronounced by David N. Bell , the translator and commentator of the Life of Shenoute in Bohairic Coptic . ' The authorship of this hagiographical text has traditionally been attributed to Besa ( floruit 465 ...

Author: Barbara Magen

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447058641


Page: 482

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Als langjahriger Ordinarius fur Agyptologie in Munchen und Generalsekretar des Internationalen Agyptologenverbands gehort Gunter Burkard zu den im deutschen Sprachraum und daruber hinaus angesehenen Vertretern seines Fachs. In der Festschrift zu seinem 65. Geburtstag widmen sich 47 Kolleginnen und Kollegen aus dem In- und Ausland in 41 Beitragen den im Titel genannten Themenbereichen, die zugleich die Schwerpunkte der Interessen des Jubilars umschreiben: da ist zum einen geographisch der thebanische Raum, und zum anderen inhaltlich Literatur und die Arbeit mit Texten, nicht nur auf Ostraka. Ein Schriftenverzeichnis Gunter Burkards rundet den Band ab.

Foundations of Power and Conflicts of Authority in Late antique MonasticismFoundations of Power and Conflicts of Authority in Late antique Monasticism

354 , 371 ) — come from ' his disciples ' memo) - ries ' , that is , the Bohairic Life , which we have seen sits somewhat at odds with Shenoute's own self - presentation . These may be ' hagiographical reminiscenses ' , Frankfurter ...

Author: Alberto Camplani

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9042918322


Page: 394

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The volume offers the acts of a meeting held at the University of Turin on the foundations of power and the conflicts of authority as documented by the monastic sources of East and West in Late Antiquity, with special reference to Max Weber's analysis of these notions. The issue is here examined from a variety of perspectives: the different meanings of power and authority in ancient monastic sources; the criteria by which authority is established within the monastic organizations; the kind of power and authority exercised towards outsiders; the relationship between monks and other authorities, especially the Church; the monks and their economic activity; the strategies for the solution of conflicts. The wide range of historical and cultural problems raised by these questions is what the present volume tries to illuminate through individual studies of a number of specific phenomena, events, and figures (from Shenute to John Cassian, from Abraham of Kashkar to Maxim the Confessor), paying particular attention to monasticism in Egypt, Palestine, Africa, and Persia.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to PatristicsThe Wiley Blackwell Companion to Patristics

The same transformation from leader and writer to saint and prophet who intervenes to support later leaders is found in the Life of Moses of Abydos, and similar texts (Moussa 2003: 78). On his deathbed, Shenoute predicts that Moses of ...

Author: Ken Parry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119517733


Page: 546

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This comprehensive volume brings together a team of distinguished scholars to create a wide-ranging introduction to patristic authors and their contributions to not only theology and spirituality, but to philosophy, ecclesiology, linguistics, hagiography, liturgics, homiletics, iconology, and other fields. Challenges accepted definitions of patristics and the patristic period – in particular questioning the Western framework in which the field has traditionally been constructed Includes the work of authors who wrote in languages other than Latin and Greek, including those within the Coptic, Armenian, Syriac, and Arabic Christian traditions Examines the reception history of prominent as well as lesser-known figures, debating the role of each, and exploring why many have undergone periods of revived interest Offers synthetic accounts of a number of topics central to patristic studies, including scripture, scholasticism, and the Reformation Demonstrates the continuing role of these writings in enriching and inspiring our understanding of Christianity

The Didache in ContextThe Didache in Context

For details on the Life of Shenoute from recent historical research, see the article by Tito Orlandi in Dictionnaire de Spiritualité, s.v. “Shenoute d'Atripé.” The most recent English translation of the Bohairic Life of Shenoute by Besa ...

Author: Clayton N. Jefford

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004267237


Page: 440

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Assembled through the research efforts of an international team of biblical and patristic scholars, this fascinating volume offers recent insights into the manuscript tradition, social history, and textual transmission of the ancient Christian document known as the Didache.

Excavating PilgrimageExcavating Pilgrimage

Although not an expression of pilgrimage in itself, a reference to the 'Monastery of St Shenoute' in a papyrus of 567 CE reveals that Shenoute had now become the monastery's patron saint.42 A hagiographic text known as the Life of ...

Author: Troels Myrup Kristensen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351856263


Page: 306

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This volume sheds new light on the significance and meaning of material culture for the study of pilgrimage in the ancient world, focusing in particular on Classical and Hellenistic Greece, the Roman Empire and Late Antiquity. It thus discusses how archaeological evidence can be used to advance our understanding of ancient pilgrimage and ritual experience. The volume brings together a group of scholars who explore some of the rich archaeological evidence for sacred travel and movement, such as the material footprint of different activities undertaken by pilgrims, the spatial organization of sanctuaries and the wider catchment of pilgrimage sites, as well as the relationship between architecture, art and ritual. Contributions also tackle both methodological and theoretical issues related to the study of pilgrimage, sacred travel and other types of movement to, from and within sanctuaries through case studies stretching from the first millennium BC to the early medieval period.

Female vita Religiosa Between Late Antiquity and the High Middle AgesFemale vita Religiosa Between Late Antiquity and the High Middle Ages

example of such a double monastery is the White Monastery, made famous by its third abbot Shenoute.58 It ... Some women were urged by their husbands to make a joint decision to live a celibate life and dedicate their household ...

Author: Gert Melville

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643901248


Page: 440

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This book considers the development of female religious life between Late Antiquity and the High Middle Ages. It is the first general study to address this earlier period. Chapters range widely over major themes associated with spiritual ideas and social functions, normative structures and spatial organization, forms of communal life, economic foundations, and social relationships. Along with these, "evolutionary" aspects - including charismatic beginnings and the activity of founders in relation to institutionalization, but also the effects of crises, reformation, and transformation - are examined in chronologically-broad and geographically-diverse settings, based on the analysis of significant phenomena and examples. The book provides a comparative approach, which will allow a better understanding of the dynamics, complexities, and differentiations in women's religious life, as well as their cultural importance and - in relation to the male religious - occasionally ambivalent status. (Series: Vita regularis - Ordnungen und Deutungen religiosen Lebens im Mittelalter. Abhandlungen - Vol. 47)