Mark the Monk

Marcus Plested

in The Macarian Legacy

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199267798
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602139 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

 Mark the Monk

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A close examination of the Macarian legacy in the work of Mark the Monk. The Chapter focuses on themes such as the Fall and its consequences, baptism, the spiritual struggle, sin and grace, exegesis, and Christology. Mark is shown to be a thoughtful and, at times, appropriately critical disciple of the Macarian teaching. The fact that he draws directly on Macarius for much of his anti-Messalian programme further emphasises the extent to which Macarius is to be seen as a critic and reformer of the nascent Messalian tendency.

Keywords: baptism; Christology; Evagrius of Pontus; exegesis; Fall; grace; Messalian; sin; St Mark the Monk

Chapter.  25795 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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