Gender and sanctity in early Byzantine monasticism a study of the phenomenon of female asthetics in male monastichabit with a translation of the Life of St Matrona by Khalifa Bennasser

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Thesis (Ph.D.) - Rutgers University, Graduate School, 1984.

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Statementby Khalifa Bennasser.
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Leonora Neville studies Byzantine culture and society, and is the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Professor of Byzantine History at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Her work focuses on medieval history writing, authority, gender, and the importance of the classical past for Byzantine culture.

In this remarkable study of over 2, female and male saints, Jane Schulenburg explores women's status and experience in early medieval society and in the Church by examining factors such as family wealth and power, patronage, monasticism, virginity, and motherhood. The result is a unique depiction of the lives of these strong, creative, independent-minded women who achieved a visibility in 3/5(4).

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Several essays compare Byzantine nunneries with male monasteries, pointing out the relatively small size and lack of. In this Gender and sanctity in early Byzantine monasticism book study of over 2, female and male saints, Jane Schulenburg explores women's status and experience in early medieval society and in the Church by examining factors such as family wealth and power, patronage, monasticism, virginity, and motherhood.

The result is a unique depiction of the lives of these strong, creative, independent-minded women who achieved a visibility in 5/5(1). An Introduction to Byzantine Monasticism* ALICE-MARY TALBOT The institution of monasticism was one of the most important charac teristics of Byzantine society, and touched the life of virtually every imperial subject in many ways.

First of all, a substantial number of Byzantine men and women took monastic vows: some in their youth, who pledged. monasticism, desert; a small narrative Gender and sanctity in early Byzantine monasticism book the early ascetic/monastic life in the New Testament; Macrina and Mary of Egypt’s monastic life.

Introduction The nomenclatures hide a path, and to understand the present questions on the female mystique of the earlier Christian era it is required to revisit the past again.

Bennasser, Khalifa. The Life of St. Matrona of Perge in Gender and Sanctity in Early Byzantine Monasticism: A Study of the Phenomenon of Female Ascetics in Male Monastic Habit with a Translation of the Life of St. Matrona (Rutgers University Press, ).

Another Desert Mother, Amma Syncletica of Alexandria (c. – c. CE), dedicated her life to God after the death of her parents and, gave all that had been left her to the poor.

With her younger sister Syncletica abandoned the life of the city and chose to reside in a crypt adopting the life of a hermit. Her holy life soon gained the attention of locals and gradually many women.

FIGURES OF FEMALE SANCTITY that her private reading will include the Lives of saints Byzantine nuns were thus a recognizable and recognized group among the consumers of hagiographical writing. This last statement has two implications.

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This article analyzes the different textual techniques that, by marginalizing female religious life, have created the common perception that female monasticism was a mere variant of a dominant male monastic model.

As a counter to that common perception, I examine what female and male monasticism shared in the early middle ages, and I ask to what extent we can regard medieval monastic. (Patrologia Orientalis 3, ; see "Life of St. Matrona of Perge" tr. Jeffrey Feathersone, introd. and notes Cyril Mango in Holy Women of Byzantium, ed.

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According to an early biography, the young Saint Anthony (died ) led a conventional Christian life until the day when, on the way to church, he “communed with himself and reflected as he walked how the Apostles left all and followed the Savior; and how they in the Acts sold their possessions and brought and laid them at the Apostles’ feet for distribution to the needy, and what and how.

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Franciscus Ludovicus Blosius, Benedictine monastic reformer and mystical writer. Of noble birth, he was a page at the court of the future emperor Charles V and received his early education from the future.

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