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Author Shenute, Saint, approximately 348-466,
Title Works. Selections. English
Selected discourses of Shenoute the Great : community, theology, and social conflict in late Antique Egypt / translated with introductions by David Brakke and Andrew Crislip.
Imprint New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.

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Author Shenute, Saint, approximately 348-466,
Subject Shenute, Saint, approximately 348-466.
Coptic Church -- History.
Coptic monasticism and religious orders -- Egypt -- History.
Alt Name Brakke, David,
Crislip, Andrew T. (Andrew Todd),
Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Shenoute's life, times, and discourses -- Heretics and other enemies of the Church -- And it happened one day -- As I sat on a mountain -- I am amazed -- Shenoute as pastor and preacher -- I see your eagerness -- Some kinds of people sift dirt and whoever seeks God will find -- The idolatrous pagans, or and we will reveal something else -- And let us also reprove -- I answered -- And after a few days -- See how clearly revealed is the foolishness of pitiless people -- Truly when I think -- A priest will never cease -- When the word says -- The Christian's struggle with Satan -- In the night -- Because of you too, O Prince of Evil -- A beloved asked me years ago -- As we began to preach -- The conflict with Gesios -- Not because a fox barks -- Let our eyes (translated by Stephen Emmel) -- A26 -- God says through those who are His -- God is blessed.
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Summary Shenoute the Great (c.347--465) led one of the largest Christian monastic communities in late antique Egypt and was the greatest native writer of Coptic in history. For approximately eight decades, Shenoute led a federation of three monasteries and emerged as a Christian leader. His public sermons attracted crowds of clergy, monks, and lay people; he advised military and government officials; he worked to ensure that his followers would be faithful to orthodox Christian teaching; and he vigorously and violently opposed paganism and the oppressive treatment of the poor by the rich. This volume presents in translation a selection of his sermons and other orations. These works grant us access to the theology, rhetoric, moral teachings, spirituality, and social agenda of a powerful Christian leader during a period of great religious and social change in the later Roman Empire.
ISBN 9781139136846 (electronic bk.)
1139136844 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 934451619
Additional Format Print version: Shenute, Saint, approximately 348-466. Works. Selections. English. Selected discourses of Shenoute the Great 9781107022560 (DLC) 2015020778 (OCoLC)910310228.

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