Selected Discourses of Shenoute the Great: Community, Theology, and Social Conflict in Late Antique Egypt (Hardback)
  • Selected Discourses of Shenoute the Great: Community, Theology, and Social Conflict in Late Antique Egypt (Hardback)
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Selected Discourses of Shenoute the Great: Community, Theology, and Social Conflict in Late Antique Egypt (Hardback)

(editor and translator), (editor and translator)
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Hardback 338 Pages / Published: 09/12/2015
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Shenoute the Great (c.347-465) led one of the largest Christian monastic communities in late antique Egypt and was the greatest native writer of Coptic in history. For approximately eight decades, Shenoute led a federation of three monasteries and emerged as a Christian leader. His public sermons attracted crowds of clergy, monks, and lay people; he advised military and government officials; he worked to ensure that his followers would be faithful to orthodox Christian teaching; and he vigorously and violently opposed paganism and the oppressive treatment of the poor by the rich. This volume presents in translation a selection of his sermons and other orations. These works grant us access to the theology, rhetoric, moral teachings, spirituality, and social agenda of a powerful Christian leader during a period of great religious and social change in the later Roman Empire.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107022560
Number of pages: 338
Weight: 690 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 21 mm

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