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Selected Discourses of Shenoute the Great

Community, Theology, and Social Conflict in Late Antique Egypt

Selected Discourses of Shenoute the Great by David Brakke
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Shenoute the Great (c.347–465) led one of the largest Christian monastic communities in late antique Egypt and was the greatest native writer of Coptic in history. For approximately eight decades, Shenoute led a federation of three monasteries and emerged as a Christian leader. His public sermons attracted crowds of clergy, monks, and lay people; he advised military and government officials; he worked to ensure that his followers would be faithful to orthodox Christian teaching; and he vigorously and violently opposed paganism and the oppressive treatment of the poor by the rich. This volume presents in translation a selection of his sermons and other orations. These works grant us access to the theology, rhetoric, moral teachings, spirituality, and social agenda of a powerful Christian leader during a period of great religious and social change in the later Roman Empire.
Cambridge University Press; December 2015
ISBN 9781316443811
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Title: Selected Discourses of Shenoute the Great
Author: David Brakke; Andrew Crislip
 
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9781107022560
9781316443811
9781316446829