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Christianity and Monasticism in Upper EgyptVolume 1: Akhmim and Sohag$
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Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789774161223

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.001.0001

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Pachomius and the White Monastery

Pachomius and the White Monastery

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(p.47) 5 Pachomius and the White Monastery
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Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt
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Gawdat Gabra

Hany N. Takla

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0005

This chapter examines the history of the relationship between Shenoute's White Monastery and the Pachomian federation, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the historical development and creative memory of the Upper Egyptian coenobitic movement. While the evidence is necessarily sparse, enough survives to permit a tentative reconstruction of the various stages involved in the process.

Keywords:   Shenoute, White Monastery, Pachomian, coenobitic movement

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