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Holy Men of Mount Athos

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Often simply called the Holy Mountain, Mount Athos was the most famous center of Byzantine monasticism and remains the spiritual heart of the Orthodox Church today. This volume presents the Lives of Euthymios the Younger, Athanasios of Athos, Maximos the Hutburner, Niphon of Athos, and Philotheos. These five holy men lived on Mount Athos at different times from its early years as a monastic locale in the ninth century to the last decades of the Byzantine period in the early fifteenth century. All five were celebrated for asceticism, clairvoyance, and, in most cases, the ability to perform miracles; Euthymios and Athanasios were also famed as founders of monasteries."Holy Men of Mount Athos" illuminates both the history and the varieties of monastic practice on Athos, individually by hermits as well as communally in large monasteries. The Lives also demonstrate the diversity of hagiographic composition and provide important glimpses of Byzantine social and political history.All the Lives in this volume are presented for the first time in English translation, together with authoritative editions of their Greek texts.

Holy Men of Mount Athos was published by Harvard University Press in April 2016. The ISBN for Holy Men of Mount Athos is 9780674088764.

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Details for Holy Men of Mount Athos

Book FormatHardback
PublisherHarvard University Press (April 2016)
Number of Pages740
Thickness41 mm
Height203 mm
Width133 mm
Product Code4375597
Page last updated 20th April 2018
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