Rufinus’ Latin translation3 of it, Historia monachorum in Aegypto, is the designa tion by which the Greek original is best known to readers today, and it is likewise. Around Rufinus composed his Historia monachorum in Aegypto, a Latin translation of Ἡ κατ’ Αἴγυπτον τῶν µοναχῶν ἱστορία (“Inquiry. Andrew Cain’s fifth book is the first monograph devoted solely to the anonymously written Historia monachorum in Aegypto [hereafter HMA].

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Search Google Scholar Export Citation. Elliot Roads to Paradise: Mohr Siebeck Oxford University Press ; R. Evagrius Chapters on Prayer 4. The finer points of Evagrian theology have recently been analyzed by A. On ascetic experience as a form of practical wisdom see Athanasius v. Bibliographic Information Print publication date: One can hardly blame Cain for such mistakes in a book of this profound breadth and depth—we all become eye-tired regarding the things we write, especially if we have been working on them at length—but Oxford University Press might consider bolstering its copyediting.

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The monograph also suffers from a lack of editing, with three glaring examples sufficing for the totality: His research is excellent, his arguments well documented, and the theses aegypho the eleven chapters will provide ample foundation for years of further scholarship.

Oxford University Press is histodia department of the University of Oxford. Cain The Letters of Jerome: Should this be undertaken by such well-read and thoughtful commentators as the present author, we have good reason tobe optimistic. Cain The Greek Historia monachorum In aegypho the Greek original into Latin Rufinus made certain amendments which point to possible reasons why he undertook this ambitious translation project. Routledge ; A. The Making of a Gnostic Aldershot: The Greek Historia monachorum was one of the most widely read and disseminated Greek hagiographic texts during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.


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His Life and Works Washington: Oxford University Press Mind Soul and Body in the 4th Century Farnham: Please read our policy on commenting. Kurzewitz Weisheit ,onachorum Tod. Cain remedies that in his erudite collection of related studies on the HMA.

The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto

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Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www. Oxford University Press ; A. Cain could have strengthened his research for chapter 10, where he does not engage any of the classic or recent critical work on asceticism.


Murphy Rufinus of Aquileia In this book, the first of its kind in any language, Cain incorporates insights from source criticism, stylistic and rhetorical analysis, literary criticism, and historical, geographical, and theological studies in an attempt to break new ground and revise current scholarly orthodoxy about a broad range of interpretive issues and problems.

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Chapter 2 Provenance, Date, and Authorship. Chapter 8 Characterization and the Unholy Other. His Life Writings and Legacy Aldershot: Oxford Early Christian Studies. Brakke Athanasius and the Politics of Asceticism Oxford: Search my Subject Specializations: This novel argument fills out scholarly understanding of Evagrius and his influence.

Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: Paulist Press His research is excellent, his arguments well documented, and the hisyoria of the eleven chapters will provide ample foundation for years of further scholarship In short, Cain has ensured that any subsequent books or articles on the HMA must engage with this monograph. Catholic University of America Press See Guillaumont Un philosophe ; C.

Reading the Lives of the Early Saints Hanover: About the Reviewer s: It is this last point, explored in-depth in chapter 11, that is the most interesting of the book.