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The Resource Ascetics, authority, and the church in the age of Jerome and Cassian, Philip Rousseau

Ascetics, authority, and the church in the age of Jerome and Cassian, Philip Rousseau

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Ascetics, authority, and the church in the age of Jerome and Cassian
Title
Ascetics, authority, and the church in the age of Jerome and Cassian
Statement of responsibility
Philip Rousseau
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In his Ascetics, Authority, and the Church in the Age of Jerome and Cassian, first published in 1978, Philip Rousseau presents a survey of asceticism in the western church until about 400, including a selective study of Jerome, and then, moving into the fifth century, a reading of Sulpicius and Cassian. Rousseau explores such societal changes as the eventual triumph of the coenobitic movement and its growing effect within the church, not least on the episcopate. He focuses primarily on the development among ascetics of a certain concept of spiritual authority; on the attraction of that concept for a wider audience; and on its enduring formulation within a literary tradition of great influence." "For this second edition, Rousseau has supplied a new introduction, with extensive bibliographical references, that charts the ways in which scholarship on early Christian asceticism has developed since his compelling and influential original argument." ""A scholarly, well-documented and extremely interesting work ... [A] most valuable contribution towards understanding the ascetic movement in late antiquity."--Journal of Theological Studies" ""Rousseau captures an essential turning point in the history of western spirituality and shows how the influence of eastern ideas made the crucial difference."--Classical World" ""Ascetics, Authority, and the Church is preeminently a book about literature in its historical setting; a skillful demonstration of how the creation of a written tradition ... was central to the process of bridging the gap between the charismatic power of the holy man and the settled monastic community, of preserving the essential tradition of spiritual authority through changing patterns of ascetic life."--Journal of Roman Studies"--Jacket
Cataloging source
CN8ML
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Rousseau, Philip
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authority
  • Monastic and religious life
  • Asceticism
  • Asceticism
  • Authority
  • Monastic and religious life
  • ascétisme
  • RELIGION / Monasticism
Label
Ascetics, authority, and the church in the age of Jerome and Cassian, Philip Rousseau
Instantiates
Publication
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OldControl:muse9780268091736
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxvii-xxxvi) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The desert. Discovering the desert fathers -- Masters and disciples -- The growth of ascetic society -- Ascetics in the church -- The written word -- pt. 2. Western beginnings. Exiles and pilgrims -- Ascetic literature -- pt. 3. Jerome. Antioch, Constantinople, and Rome -- Letters from Bethlehem -- Jerome on the priesthood and episcopate -- Jerome's Lives -- pt. 4. Martin of Tours. A bishop and his biographer -- An apostle in Gaul -- Martin's audience -- pt. 5. Cassian. An exile in reverse -- Hermits or coenobites? -- Adapting Egypt to the West -- Authority -- Monks and the world -- Cassian the writer -- Appendices
Control code
ocn794700552
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxxviii, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268091736
Lccn
2010008789
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvpgj2jp
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700552
Label
Ascetics, authority, and the church in the age of Jerome and Cassian, Philip Rousseau
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9780268091736
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxvii-xxxvi) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The desert. Discovering the desert fathers -- Masters and disciples -- The growth of ascetic society -- Ascetics in the church -- The written word -- pt. 2. Western beginnings. Exiles and pilgrims -- Ascetic literature -- pt. 3. Jerome. Antioch, Constantinople, and Rome -- Letters from Bethlehem -- Jerome on the priesthood and episcopate -- Jerome's Lives -- pt. 4. Martin of Tours. A bishop and his biographer -- An apostle in Gaul -- Martin's audience -- pt. 5. Cassian. An exile in reverse -- Hermits or coenobites? -- Adapting Egypt to the West -- Authority -- Monks and the world -- Cassian the writer -- Appendices
Control code
ocn794700552
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxxviii, 278 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780268091736
Lccn
2010008789
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvpgj2jp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794700552

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