Apopthegmata Patrum

Title

Apopthegmata Patrum

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Department

Religious Studies

Book Title

The Encyclopedia of Ancient History

Editor(s)

Roger Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige B. Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine Huebner

Description

The Apophthegmata Patrum consists of collections of sayings attributed to fourth and fifth century Christian monks, primarily in Egypt. Originating as oral traditions, these “sayings of the fathers” were compiled and written down during the fifth and sixth centuries in Palestine. As the introduction to the Alphabetical Collection explains, the traditions were recorded to provide models for later monks who wished to imitate early ascetics. The Apophthegmata has informed Christian monastic spirituality and practice from the Late Antique period to modernity, influencing figures from Benedict of Nursia to Thomas Merton.

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https://www.worldcat.org/title/encyclopedia-of-ancient-history/oclc/754168397?referer=di&ht=edition

ISBN

978-1405179355

DOI

10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah05189

Publication Date

12-3-2012

Publisher

Wiley Blackwell

City

Oxford, United Kingdom

Keywords

Christianity, Egyptian history, Late Antiquity, Religious history, Literature

Disciplines

History | History of Religion | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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