The Other Sources


in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ

Published in print August 1996 | ISBN: 9780198269342
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683626 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

The Other Sources

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This chapter discusses other sources of information on monastic life in Palestine during the Byzantine period. It considers the lives of four saints including Theognius, Theodosius, Chariton, and Gerasimus. All of these are related in some way to the works of Cyril of Scythopolis. It examines John Moschus' Spiritual Meadow, a collection of reminiscences and anecdotes written after Cyril's The Lives of the Monks of Palestine. This chapter also discusses the Life of George of Choziba, which deals with the spirituality of the desert during the Persian conquest of Jerusalem.

Keywords: monastic life; Palestine; Byzantine period; sources; of Cyril of Scythopolis; Spiritual Meadow; Life of George of Choziba; The Lives of the Monks of Palestine

Chapter.  6857 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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