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Monastic Education in Late Antiquity
The Transformation of Classical Paideia

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Samuel Rubenson, Peter Gemeinhardt, Andreas Westergren, Roger Bagnall, Lillian I. Larsen, Anastasia Maravela, Blossom Stefaniw, Ellen Muehlberger, Mark Sheridan, Henrik Rydell Johnsén, Arthur Urbano, Daniele Pevarello, Britt Dahlman, Hugo Lundhaug, Lance Jenott, Jason Zaborowski
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  • Date Published: August 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107194953
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  • In re-examining the Christianization of the Roman Empire and subsequent transformation of Graeco-Roman classical culture, this volume challenges conventional ways of understanding both the history of Christian monasticism and the history of education. The chapters interrogate assumptions that have framed monastic practice as pedagogically unprecedented, with few obvious precursors and/or parallels. A number explore how both teaching and practice merge classical pedagogical structures with Christian sources and traditions. Others re-situate monasticism within a longer trajectory of educational and institutional frameworks, elucidating models that remain central to the preservation of both Greek and Latin literary culture, and the skills of reading and writing. Through re-examination of archaeological evidence and critical re-reading of signature monastic texts, each documents the degree to which monastic structures emerged in close alignment with urban, literate society, and retain established affinity with classical rhetorical and philosophical school traditions.

    • Argues for a new view of the place of education in the history of monasticism, and of the place of monasticism in the history of education
    • Re-establishes continuity with educational methods and models that link emergent monastic pedagogy with a longer trajectory of prior and subsequent practice
    • Helps to redefine the mechanisms that governed the Christianization of Classical and Graeco-Roman culture
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    05th Nov 2018 by Iuliu

    The rich content that brings together historical, theological, philological and philosophical approaches and which offers an overview of the investigated topic both in the Greek, European, Coptic, Arabic or Egyptian space, the huge amount of illustrations that accompanies the demarche, and the methodological and scientific quality of the book, are making it an important and useful research tool that will be for sure useful both for the historians interested about the history of Monastic life from the presented period, but also for literates, philosophers, or theologians. Iuliu-Marius Morariu, Astra Salvensis, VI (2018), no. 12, p. 773-775.

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    • Date Published: August 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107194953
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 180 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.97kg
    • contains: 34 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Language of Education:
    1. Early monasticism and the concept of a 'School' Samuel Rubenson
    2. Translating paideia: education in the Greek and Latin versions of the Life of Anthony Peter Gemeinhardt
    3. Paideia, piety and power: Emperors and Monks in Socrates' Church History Andreas Westergren
    Part II. Elementary Education and Literacy:
    4. The Educational and Cultural Background of Egyptian Monks Roger Bagnall
    5. 'Excavating the Excavations' of early monastic education Lillian I. Larsen
    6. Homer and Menandri Sententiae in Upper Egyptian monastic settings Anastasia Maravela
    Part III. Grammar and Rhetoric:
    7. The school of Didymus the blind in the light of the Tura find Blossom Stefaniw
    8. Affecting rhetoric: the adoption of Ethopoeia in Evagrius of Pontus' ascetic program Ellen Muehlberger
    9. Classical education in sixth century Coptic monasticism: the example of Rufus of Shotep Mark Sheridan
    Part IV. Philosophy:
    10. The virtue of being uneducated: attitudes towards classical paideia in early monasticism and ancient philosophy Henrik Rydell Johnsén
    11. Plato between school and cell: biography and competition in the fifth-century philosophical field Arthur Urbano
    12. Pythagorean traditions in Early Christian asceticism Daniele Pevarello
    Part V. Manuscript and Literary Production:
    13. Textual fluidity and authorial revision: the case of Cassian and Palladius Britt Dahlman
    14. Production, distribution, and ownership of books in the monasteries of Upper Egypt: the evidence of the Nag Hammadi Colophons Hugo Lundhaug and Lance Jenott
    15. Greek thought, Arabic culture: approaching the Arabic recensions of the Apophthegmata Patrum Jason Zaborowski.

  • Editors

    Lillian I. Larsen, University of Redlands, California
    Lillian I. Larsen is a Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Redlands, California. Her foundational re-reading of the desert fathers and mothers in light of ancient pedagogy grounds the work of the MOPAI research initiative.

    Samuel Rubenson, Lunds Universitet, Sweden
    Samuel Rubenson is a Professor in the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lunds Universitet, Sweden. He has long been engaged in research on the letters of St Antony.

    Contributors

    Samuel Rubenson, Peter Gemeinhardt, Andreas Westergren, Roger Bagnall, Lillian I. Larsen, Anastasia Maravela, Blossom Stefaniw, Ellen Muehlberger, Mark Sheridan, Henrik Rydell Johnsén, Arthur Urbano, Daniele Pevarello, Britt Dahlman, Hugo Lundhaug, Lance Jenott, Jason Zaborowski

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