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Selected Discourses of Shenoute the Great

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by David Brakke
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Selected Discourses of Shenoute the Great by David Brakke

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.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 384
Size: 6.4 MB
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781316446829 (DRM-PDF)

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