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John Moschus

(d. c. 550)


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(b. c.550; d. 619 or 634),

spiritual writer. About 575 he retired to a monastery near Jerusalem; later, he travelled widely, visiting or settling at various monastic centres. His Pratum Spirituale contains a large collection of anecdotes on the monastic life; it became very popular as a devotional manual.

Subjects: Christianity.


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