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Disciples of the Desert: Monks, Laity, and Spiritual Authority in Sixth-Century Gaza.


Disciples of the desert; monks, laity, and spiritual authority in sixth-century Gaza.

Hevelone-Harper, Jennifer Lee.

Johns Hopkins U. Press


211 pages




Drawing largely on the nearly lost but recently published letters to the two anchorites Barsanuphius and John, Hevelone-Harper (history, Gordon College) reconstructs the relationships of the holy men with disciples and each other, and surveys the cross-section of society represented by petitioners during the last century of Byzantine-ruled Palestine.

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Date:Nov 1, 2005
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