Athanasius And Asceticism Paperback

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Athanasius And Asceticism

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The early Christian Church faced a crisis during the 4th century as many of its follower eagerly shunned all wordly comforts and embraced asceticism as a means to achieve divine grace. How could the Church accept and admire these ascetics and at the same time sustain congregations of families whose well-being, propagation and generosity assured the future of the Church? Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria, is given credit in this work for successfully establishing a set of practices and influencing a number of communities - the extraordinary monasteries of Christian Egypt - that reconciled this world and the next.

Athanasius And Asceticism by David Brakke was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in December 1998 and is our 65476th best seller. The ISBN for Athanasius And Asceticism is 9780801860553.

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Details for Athanasius And Asceticism

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press (December 1998)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages376
Thickness22 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1010294
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