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Bibil Identifier bibil:226224
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Politics, Monasticism, and Miracles in Sixth Century Upper Egypt
Title (English, ) A Critical Edition and Translation of the Coptic Texts on Abraham of Farshut
Author Goehring, James E.
Series Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum (Volume: 69)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 93460
Place 23"00/07"
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-152214-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiv Pages
160 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract This volume contains a critical edition and translation of the Coptic texts on Abraham of Farshut, the last Coptic orthodox archimandrite of the Pachomian federation in Upper Egypt. While past studies have focused on the origins and early years of this, the first communal monastic movement, James E. Goehring turns to its final days and ultimate demise in the sixth century reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. He examines the literary nature of the texts, their role in the making of a saint, and the historical events that they reveal. Miracle stories and tendentious accounts give way to the reconstruction of internal debates over the decrees of the Council of Chalcedon, political intrigue, and the eventual reordering of the communal monastic movement in Upper Egypt. (Editor's Abstract)
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : History and Civilization : Roman Period : Coptic Culture
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Themes : Asceticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Hagiography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Periods : Sixth Century and beyond
Genres Modern Translation
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