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Monastic Culture

JOHN BINNS

in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ

Published in print August 1996 | ISBN: 9780198269342
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683626 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.003.0004

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

Monastic Culture

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This chapter examines the monastic culture in Palestine during the Byzantine period using Cyril of Scythopolis' The Lives of the Monks of Palestine as a reference. It provides an in-depth analysis of Cyril's sources and the material he used in writing his book. It reveals Cyril's dependence on earlier works and discusses the books which he enjoyed reading and the specific types of materials which sufficiently impressed and inspired him to reproduce his own writing. This chapter also explores previous research on the works of Cyril, particularly that of B. Flusin.

Keywords: monastic culture; Palestine; Byzantine period; Cyril of Scythopolis; The Lives of the Monks of Palestine; B. Flusin

Chapter.  8614 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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