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Besa: The Life of Shenoute (Cistercian Studies)

Besa: The Life of Shenoute (Cistercian Studies)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780879078737
  • Publisher: Cistercian Publications
  • Release Date: Jan 01, 1983
  • Pages: 122 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.34 x 8.50 x 5.51 inches


Shenoute of Atripe, ranked second only to Pachomius for his contribution to the development of egyptian monasticism, is al but unknown outside the Coptic tradition. This first english translation of his Life, by his disciple and successor, casts new light on the austere monasticism of the fifth century.

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