EarlyChurch.org.uk


Monasticism in the Early Church

Primary Sources

Book or monograph Athanasius' Life of AntonySt. Athanasius, "The Life of Antony," trans. Robert T. Meyer, Ancient Christian Writers, Vol. 10. New York: Newman Press, 1950. Hbk. ISBN: 0809102501. pp.155. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph David N. Bell, Besa: The Life of Shenoute. London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1983. Pbk. ISBN: 0879078731. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph W.K.L. Clarke, The Ascetic Works of Saint Basil. New York: Macmillan, 1925.
Book or monograph Elizabeth A. Clark, The Life of Melania the Younger: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary. Studies in Women and Religion, Vol 14. New York: Mellen, 1984. Hbk. ISBN: 0889465355. pp.299. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Luke Eberle, The Rule of the Master. London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1985. Pbk. ISBN: 0879079061. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Gregg: AthanasiusR.C. Gregg, Athanasius: The Life of Antony and the Letter to Marcellinus. R.J. Payne, et al, eds. Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist, 1980. Pbk. ISBN: 0809122952. pp.166. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Palladius: The Lausiac HistoryR.T. Meyer, Palladius: The Lausiac History. Ancient Christian Writers., Vol. 34. New York: Newman, 1964. Hbk. ISBN: 0809100835. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Germain Morin, The Ideal of Monastic Life found in the Apostolic Age. London, 1914. Reprinted Westminster, MD: 1950.
Book or monograph Russell: The Lives of the Desert FathersNorman Russell, The Lives of the Desert Fathers: The Historia Monachorum in Aegypto. London: Mowbray / Cistercian Publications, 1981. Pbk. ISBN: 0264664280. pp.181. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph A. Veilleux, Pachomian Koinonia, Vols 1-3. Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 1980-1982.
Book or monograph Wadell: The Desert FathersHelen Waddell, editor The Desert Fathers. Vintage Books, 1998. ISBN: 0375700196. pp.256. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Ward: The Sayings of the Desert FathersBenedicta Ward, The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection, revised. Cistercian Publications, 1975. Pbk. ISBN: 0879079592. {Amazon.com}

Secondary Sources

Book or monograph Tarsicus J. Van Bavel , The Rule of Saint Augustine: Masculine and Feminine Versions. Raymond Canning, Translator. London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1984. Pbk. ISBN: 0232515921. pp. v + 120.
Article in Journal or Book D. Jeffrey Bingham, "The Practice of Prayer in Early and Medieval Monasticism," Bibliotheca Sacra 158 #629 (2001): 104-115.
Book or monograph Binns: Ascetics and AmbassadorsJohn Binns, Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ. The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. Pbk. ISBN: 019826934X. pp.294. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book Peter Brown, "The Rise and the Function of the Holy Man in Late Antiquity," Journal of Roman Studies 61. (1971): 80-101.
Book or monograph Brown: The Making of Late AntiquityPeter Brown, The Making of Late Antiquity. Jackson Lectures. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993. Pbk. ISBN: 0674543211. pp.148. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Brown: The Body of SocietyPeter Brown, The Body and Society: Men, Women and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988. Pbk. ISBN: 0231061013. pp.504. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph C. Butler, The Lausiac: History of Palladius: A Critical Discussion Together with Notes on Early Egyptian Monachism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1898.
Book or monograph Chadwick: Western AsceticismOwen Chadwick, Western Asceticism. Henry Chadwick, trans. J. Baillie, ed. Library of Christian Classics, Vol. 12. Philadelphia: Westminster John KnNox Press, 1979. Pbk. ISBN: 0664241611. pp.368. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Derwas J. Chitty, The Desert a City: An Introduction to the Study of Egyptian and Palestinian Monasticism Under the Christian Empire. St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1977. Pbk. ISBN: 0913836451. pp.222. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book E.A. Clark, "Ascetic Renunciation and Feminine Advancement: A Paradox of Late Ancient Christianity," Anglican Theological Review, Vol. 63 (1963): 240-257.
Book or monograph W.K.L. Clarke, St. Basil the Great: A Study in Monasticism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1913.
Book or monograph Patricia Cox, Biography in Late Antiquity: A Quest for the Holy Man. The Transformation of the Classical Heritage, 5 Berkeley / Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1983. Hbk. ISBN: 0520046129. pp. xvi + 166. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book John Derksen, "The Political and Ecclesiastical Involvement of Egyptian Monks: From St. Antony to the Council of Chalcedon, Part I," Theological Review 21.1 (2000): 41-73.
Article in Journal or Book John Derksen, "The Political and Ecclesiastical Involvement of Eygptian Monks: From St. Antony to the Council of Chalcedon, Part II," Theological Review 21.2 (2000): 91-124.
Book or monograph Dreuille: From East To West: A History of MonasticismMayeul De Dreuille, OSB. From East To West: A History of Monasticism. Herder & Herder (crossroad), 1999. Pbk. ISBN: 0824518101. pp.137. {CBD} {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book Steve Driver, "From Palestinian Ignorance to Egyptian Wisdom: Jerome and Cassian on the Monastic Life," American Benedictine Review 48.3 (1997): 293-315.
Book or monograph Elm: Virgins of GodSusanna Elm, Virgins of God: The Making of Asceticism in Late Antiquity. Oxford Classical Monographs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. Pbk. ISBN: 019815044X. pp.282. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource Prof. Emerson, "The Early History of Monasticism;- From the Original Sources," Bibliotheca Sacra 1 No. 2 (1844): 309-331.View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource Prof. Emerson, "The Early History of Monasticism;- From the Original Sources, Part 2," Bibliotheca Sacra 1 No. 3 (1844): 464-525.View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
On-line Resource Prof. Emerson, "The Early History of Monasticism;- From the Original Sources, Part 3" Bibliotheca Sacra 1 No. 4 (1844): 632-668. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
Book or monograph James E. Goehring, The Letter of Ammon and Pachomian Monasticism. Berlin & New York: De Gruyter, 1986. Hbk. ISBN: 3110095130. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph V. Grimm, From Feeding to Fasting, the Evolution of Sin. Attitutes to Food in Late Antiquity. London / New York, 1996.
Book or monograph Harvey: Asceticism and Society in CrisisSusan Ashbrook Harvey, Asceticism and Society in Crisis: John of Ephesus of the Eastern Saints. The Transformation of the Classical Heritage 18. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1990. Hbk. ISBN: 0520065239. pp. xvii + 226. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Anne Ewing Hickey, Women of the Roman Aristocracy as Christian Monastics. Studies in Religion 1. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1987. ISBN: 0835717577. pp.vii + 151. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book Robert Kirschner, "The Vocation of Holiness in Late Antiquity," Vigiliae Christianae 38 (1984): 105-124.
Book or monograph George P. Lawless, Augustine of Hippo and his Monastic Rule. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987. Pbk. ISBN: 019826741X. pp. xx + 185. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph William Herbert Mackean, Christian Monasticism in Egypt to the Close of the Fourth Century. London: SPCK, 1920.
Book or monograph E.E. Malone, The Monk and the Martyr. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1950.
Article in Journal or Book Anthony Meredith, "Asceticism - Christian and Greek," Journal of Theological Studies n.s. 27 (1976): 313-332.
Book or monograph Margaret Gertrude Murphy, St. Basil and Monasticism. Patristic Studies, 25. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1930. Hbk. ISBN: 040404543X. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book G. Nedungatt, "The Covenanters of the Syriac speaking Church," Orientalia Christiana Periodica, Vol. 39 (1973): 191-215, 419-444.
Article in Journal or Book The Making of Orthodoxy: Essays in Honour of Henry ChadwickJ.C. O.Neill, "The Origins of Monasticism," Rowan Williams, ed., The Making of Orthodoxy: Essays in Honour of Henry Chadwick. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Pbk. ISBN: 0521892511. pp.366. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph The Roots of Egyptian ChristianityBirger A. Pearson & James E. Goehring, eds. The Roots of Egyptian Christianity. Studies in Antiquity and Christianity. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1986. Pbk. ISBN: 0800627067. pp.344. {Amazon.com}
On-line Resource H.S. Pelser, "The Origin of the Syrian Asceticism or Monasticism," Neotestamentica 1 (1966): 116-131. View in PDF format pdf
Article in Journal or Book J. Raasch, "The Monastic Concept of Purity of Heart and its Sources: III Philo, Clement of Alexandria and Origen," Studia Monastica 10 (1968): 7-35.
Book or monograph Philip Rousseau, Ascetics, Authority, and the Church in the Age of Jerome and Cassian. Oxford Historical Monographs. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. Hbk. ISBN: 0198218702. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Rousseau: PachomiusPhilip Rousseau, Pachomius: The Making of a Community in Fourth-Century Egypt. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985. Pbk. ISBN: 0520219597. pp.250. {Amazon.com}
Article in Journal or Book Philip Rousseau, "Christian Asceticism and the Early Monks," Ian Hazlett, ed. Early Christianity. Origins and Evolution to AD 600. London: SPCK, 1991. pp. 112-122.
Book or monograph W.J. Shiels, ed. Monks, Hermits and the Ascetic. Papers read at the 1984 summer meeting and 1985 winter meeting of the Ecclesiastical Historical Society. Studies in Church History. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1985.
Article in Journal or Book Columba Stewart, "The Monastic Journey According to John Cassian," Word and Spirit 15 (1993): 29-39.
Article in Journal or Book Daniel F. Stramara, "Double Monasticism in the Greek East, Fourth through Eighth Centuries," Journal of Early Christian Studies 6.2 (1998): 269-312.
Book or monograph Vincent L. Wimbush, ed. Ascetic Bahavior in Greco-Roman Antiquity: A Sourcebook. Minneapolis: Studies in Antiquity & Christianity. Fortress, 1990. Hbk. ISBN: 0800631056. pp. xxviii + 514. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph A. Voodus, History of Asceticism in the Syrian Orient: A Contribution to the History and Culture in the Near East, Vols. 1-2. I.B. Chabot et al, eds. Corpus scriptorum christorum orientalium, Vol. 184, 187. Paris: Reipublicae; Leipzig: Harrassowitz, 1958-1960.
Book or monograph Ward: Harlots of the DesertBenedicta Ward, Harlots of the Desert: A Study of Repentance in Early Monastic Sources. Cistercian Studies Series, 106. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1987. Pbk. ISBN: 0879076062. pp. ix + 113. {Amazon.com}
Book or monograph Hugh G. Evelyn White, The Monastries of the Wâdi n' Nâtrun, Vol. 2. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1932. / New York: Arno Press, 1977. Hbk. ISBN: 0405022441. pp.552. {Amazon.com}

Related Subjects

BiblicalStudies.org.uk  
TheologicalStudies.org.uk

Monasticism

Atonement | Creation | Eschatology | The Fall | Giving | God | Liturgy | Marriage | Monasticism | Missions | Purgatory | Sabbath | Sin | Spiritual Gifts
ABOUT | KEY | SITE MAP | INTRODUCTIONS | BIBLE | COUNCILS & CREEDS | DOCTRINE & PRACTICE | HERESIES & SECTS | HISTORY | MINISTRY | PEOPLE | PHILOSOPHY | WRITINGS | STUDY AIDS | BLOG | SUPPORT SITE | CONTACT

Support this siteAdvertisement - Sin, Grace and Free Will - Matthew KnellAdvertisement - SPonsor a Child with International Needs