Early Christian Lives

Early Christian Lives

Description

Written between the mid-fourth and late sixth centuries to commemorate and glorify the achievements of early Christian saints, these six biographies depict men who devoted themselves to solitude, poverty and prayer. Athanasius records Antony's extreme seclusion in the Egyptian desert, despite temptation by the devil and visits from his followers. Jerome also shows those who fled persecution or withdrew from society to pursue lives of chastity and asceticism in his accounts of Paul of Thebes, Hilarion and Malchus. In his Life of Martin, Sulpicius Severus describes the achievements of a man who combined the roles of monk, bishop and missionary, while Gregory the Great tells of Benedict, whose Rule became the template for monastic life. Full of vivid incidents and astonishing miracles, these Lives have provided inspiration as models for centuries of Christian worship.


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Details

Author(s)
St. Athanasius, Jerome, Hilarion, Gregory, Sulpicius Severus, Carolinne White
Format
Paperback | 288 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 17mm | 213g
Publication date
01 Jul 1998
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint
PENGUIN CLASSICS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
map
ISBN10
0140435263
ISBN13
9780140435269
Bestsellers rank
155,939