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Asceticism and Monasticism, I. Varieties of Eastern Monasticism

Rubenson, Samuel LU (2007) p.637-668
Abstract
Recent research on early Eastern monasticism has shown that earlier images of a fairly uniform movement can no longer stand. The chapter reviews earlier scholarship and discusses various froms of monasticism in the East, both generally and in each region. Five distinct types are presented, the ascetic household, the itinerant preaching monks, the recluses or hermits, the groups of anchorites and the cenobites. The theological and social developments are discussed for each of the regions Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Asia Minor and Constantinople. Finally the impact of monasticism in the East during the fourth to sixth centuries, ecclesiastically as well as politically, is emphasised.
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apophthegmata, Pachomius, Evagrius, Euthymius, Sabas, Macarius, Alexander the Sleepless, Akoimetos, Nilus of Ancyra, Eutyches, John Chrysostom, lavra, monastery, Antony, monastic rules
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Cambridge History of Christianity, vol II
editor
Löhr, Winrich and Casiday, Augustine
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637 - 668
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Cambridge University Press
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9780521812443
9781139054133
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10.1017/CHOL9780521812443.029
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English
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  abstract     = {Recent research on early Eastern monasticism has shown that earlier images of a fairly uniform movement can no longer stand. The chapter reviews earlier scholarship and discusses various froms of monasticism in the East, both generally and in each region. Five distinct types are presented, the ascetic household, the itinerant preaching monks, the recluses or hermits, the groups of anchorites and the cenobites. The theological and social developments are discussed for each of the regions Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Asia Minor and Constantinople. Finally the impact of monasticism in the East during the fourth to sixth centuries, ecclesiastically as well as politically, is emphasised.},
  author       = {Rubenson, Samuel},
  booktitle    = {Cambridge History of Christianity, vol II},
  editor       = {Löhr, Winrich and Casiday, Augustine},
  isbn         = {9780521812443},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {637--668},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  title        = {Asceticism and Monasticism, I. Varieties of Eastern Monasticism},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9780521812443.029},
  doi          = {10.1017/CHOL9780521812443.029},
  year         = {2007},
}