Inquiry about the Monks in Egypt (Fathers of the Church)

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Inquiry about the Monks in Egypt (Fathers of the Church)

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From September 394 to early January 395, seven monks from Rufinus of Aquileia's monastery on the Mount of Olives made a pilgrimage to Egypt to visit locally renowned monks and monastic communities. Shortly af-ter their return to Jerusalem, one of the party, whose identity remains a mystery, wrote an engaging account of this trip. Although he cast it in the form of a first-person travelogue, it reads more like a book of mira-cles that depicts the great fourth-century Egyptian monks as prophets and apostles similar to those in the Bible. This work was composed in Greek, yet it is best known today as Historia monachorum in Aegypto (In-quiry about the Monks in Egypt), the title of the Latin translation of this work made by Rufinus, the pilgrim-monks' abbot.The Historia monachorum is one of the most fascinating, fantastical, and enigmatic pieces of literature to survive from the patristic period. In both its Greek original and Rufinus's Latin translation it was one of the most popular and widely disseminated works of monastic hagi-ography during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Modern scholars value it not only for its intrinsic literary merits but also for its status, alongside Athanasius's Life of Antony, the Pachomian dossier, and other texts of this ilk, as one of the most important primary sources for mo-nasticism in fourth-century Egypt.Rufinus's Historia monachorum is presented here in English transla-tion in its entirety. The introduction and annotations situate the work in its literary, historical, religious, and theological contexts.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    vii
Abbreviations ix
Select Bibliography xi
Introduction
Rufinus's Life and Writings 3 (9)
The Anonymous Greek Historia monachorum 12 (9)
and Rufinus's Latin Historia monachorum
The New Prophets and Apostles 21 (12)
The Egyptian Monks as Redeemers 33 (8)
Evagius of Pontus and his Teachings in 41 (14)
the LHM
About This Translation 55 (4)
INQUIRY ABOUT THE MONKS IN EGYPT
Prologue 59 (5)
Chapter 1 John of Lycopolis 64 (26)
Chapter 2 Or 90 (4)
Chapter 3 Ammon 94 (2)
Chapter 4 Bes 96 (2)
Chapter 5 Oxyrhynchus 98 (3)
Chapter 6 Theon 101(2)
Chapter 7 Apollo 103(22)
Chapter 8 Amoun 125(4)
Chapter 9 Copres 129(14)
Chapter 10 Sourous 143(3)
Chapter 11 Helle 146(6)
Chapter 12 Elias 152(2)
Chapter 13 Pityrion 154(2)
Chapter 14 Eulogius 156(1)
Chapter 15 Apelles and John 157(5)
Chapter 16 Paphnutius 162(7)
Chapter 17 Isidore's Monastery 169(2)
Chapter 18 Sarapion 171(2)
Chapter 19 Apollonius 173(5)
Chapter 20 Dioscorus 178(2)
Chapter 21 Nitria 180(3)
Chapter 22 Kellia 183(2)
Chapter 23 Ammonius 185(3)
Chapter 24 Didymus 188(1)
Chapter 25 Cronius (Cronides) 189(1)
Chapter 26 Origen 190(1)
Chapter 27 Evagrius 191(2)
Chapter 28 Macarius of Egypt 193(4)
Chapter 29 Macarius of Alexandria 197(6)
Chapter 30 Amoun of Nitria 203(3)
Chapter 31 Paul the Simple 206(4)
Chapter 32 Piammon (Piammonas) 210(2)
Chapter 33 John of Diolcos 212(7)
Epilogue 213(6)
INDICES
General Index 219(7)
Index of Holy Scripture 226(3)
Index of Greek and Latin Words and Phrases 229(1)
Index of Other Ancient Sources 230