“Follow Me”

David W. Kling

in The Bible in History

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195130089
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835393 | DOI:
“Follow Me”

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This chapter focuses on Anthony, the putative founder of Christian monasticism, and the centrality of Matthew 19:16-22 in Anthony’s life and the subsequent monastic movement. It traces the origins of monasticism, the role of Scripture in the desert, responses by Protestants to ascetic disciplines, and concludes with a discussion of contemporary expressions of Christian spirituality.

Keywords: St. Anthony; Life of Anthony; monasticism; asceticism; desert spirituality; Matthew 19:16–22; discipleship; Athanasius

Chapter.  14886 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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