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Demons and the Making of the Monk

Spiritual Combat in Early Christianity

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ISBN 9780674018754

Publication Date: 01/30/2006


322 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


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  • I. The Monk in Combat
    • 1. The Single One: The Monk against the Demons
    • 2. The New Martyr and Holy Man: Athanasius of Alexandria’s Life of Antony
    • 3. The Gnostic: Evagrius Ponticus
    • 4. The Vigilant Brother: Pachomius and the Pachomian Koinonia
    • 5. The Prophet: Shenoute and the White Monastery
  • II. War Stories
    • 6. “The Holy and Great Fathers”: Monks, Demons, and Storytelling
    • 7. Ethiopian Demons: The Monastic Self and the Diabolical Other
    • 8. Manly Women, Female Demons, and Other Amazing Sights: Gender in Combat
    • 9. From Gods to Demons: Making Monks, Making Christians
  • Afterword: The Inner Battle
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

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