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Demons and the making of the monk [electronic resource] : spiritual combat in early Christianity / David Brakke.

By: Brakke, David.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2006Description: 1 online resource (ix, 308 p.).ISBN: 9780674028654 (electronic bk.); 0674028651 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Monastic and religious life -- Egypt -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600 | Demonology -- Egypt -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600 | Spiritual warfare -- Egypt -- History -- To 1500 | Vie religieuse et monastique -- �Egypte -- Histoire -- ca 30-600 (�Eglise primitive) | D�emonologie -- �Egypte -- Enseignement patristique | Combat spirituel -- �Egypte -- Histoire -- Jusqu'�a 1500 | RELIGION -- Institutions & OrganizationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Demons and the making of the monk.DDC classification: 271/.009/015 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
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 -- 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-294) and index.

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 -- 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.

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