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Pachomius: The Making of a Community in Fourth-Century Egypt

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Pachomius, who died in 346, has long been regarded as the "founder of monasticism." Available again, Philip Rousseau's careful reading of the available texts reveals that Pachomius's pioneering enterprise has been consistently misread in light of later monastic practices. Rousseau not only provides a fuller and more accurate portrait of this great teacher and spiritual ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published July 6th 1999 by University of California Press (first published July 1985)
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Good, solid introduction to the OTHER father of Egyptian monasticism. Everyone thinks of Anthony, but Pachomius founded the more enduring form of Egyptian ascesis - communal, moderate, and literate.
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