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The Canons of Our FathersMonastic Rules of Shenoute$
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Bentley Layton

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199582631

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582631.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.2) (p.3) Introduction
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The Canons of Our Fathers
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Bentley Layton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582631.003.0001

In the introductory chapter two types of monasticism are compared: eremetical (hermits and their disciples) and cenobitic (highly organized life in a monastery governed by rules) in preparation for Chapter 1, where the creation of an early monastic federation is studied.

Keywords:   cenobitic monasticism, eremitical monasticism, hermits, Pachomius

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