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Pachomius and the White Monastery

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9789774161223
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970450 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0005
Pachomius and the White Monastery

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This chapter examines the history of the relationship between Shenoute's White Monastery and the Pachomian federation, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the historical development and creative memory of the Upper Egyptian coenobitic movement. While the evidence is necessarily sparse, enough survives to permit a tentative reconstruction of the various stages involved in the process.

Keywords: Shenoute; White Monastery; Pachomian; coenobitic movement

Chapter.  4628 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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