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On the works of Nilus the Ascetic; the genuine and extensive fifth century correspondence and the spurious romance.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-339-2
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Jun 17,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 176
Language: German
ISBN: 978-1-61719-339-2
$72.00
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Nilus the Ascetic is one of the earliest sources of Christian monasticism; Karl Heussi here discusses his extensive correspondence, and the narrative attributed to him on the monks of Sinai. After considering the later evidence on Nilus, he concludes that the piece on Sinai is too romantic to be of a piece with the letters, and therefore that Nilus is not (as the traditional narrative would have him be) a courtier who became a monk in Egypt, but a student of John Chrystostom who organized a monastery in Galatia.

Nilus the Ascetic is one of the earliest sources of Christian monasticism; Karl Heussi here discusses his extensive correspondence, and the narrative attributed to him on the monks of Sinai. After considering the later evidence on Nilus, he concludes that the piece on Sinai is too romantic to be of a piece with the letters, and therefore that Nilus is not (as the traditional narrative would have him be) a courtier who became a monk in Egypt, but a student of John Chrystostom who organized a monastery in Galatia.

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Karl Heussi

  • Vorwort (page 5)
  • Kapitel I.Die auberen Zeugen (page 15)
  • Kapitel II.Die Briefsammlung (page 35)
  • Kapitel III.Die Erzahlung vom uberfall der monche am sinai (page 127)
  • Anhang (page 164)
  • Register.I.Personen1 und Sachen (page 171)
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