NMC342H1: History & Sources of Egyptian Monasticism

Hours: 
24L

Presents an historical overview on the origins of Egyptian monasticism based on written sources. Comparison of written sources with archaeological artifacts reveals the relation between spiritual and material aspects of monastic life. Literary sources produced for different monastic orders -- such as sermons, canons and biographies -- will be studied.

Recommended Preparation: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)