Antony

Title

Antony

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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

Antony (251–ca. 356 ce) was an influential monk of early Christianity, who is often considered the father of anchoritic monasticism. His rigorous asceticism contributed to an enduring reputation for holiness during his own lifetime, which only increased after his death with the publication of the popular Life of Antony by Athanasius of Alexandria. Christian monastics in Catholic and Orthodox traditions have viewed him as an exemplar and a model for imitation. Antony's story has influenced Western culture and has been portrayed in art and literature by Rubens, Flaubert, and others.

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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.wbeah05200

Publication Date

12-3-2012

Publisher

Wiley Blackwell

City

Oxford, United Kingdom

Keywords

Christianity, Egyptian history, Late Antiquity, Religious history

Disciplines

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

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