Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Samuel Rubenson: Early Monastic Paideia

This workshop presents and discusses the results of the research program “Early Monasticism and Classical Paideia” at Lund University, Sweden. Against a tradition of regarding early monasticism as a break with classical paideia the contributors present a radical rethinking of education and literary production in early monasticism. From a variety of aspects and based on a wide spectrum of sources the contributions discuss the background and character of early monastic paideia with an emphasis on Egypt and Palestine.
1. Lillian Larsen, University of Redlands / Lund University, “Re-reading the Material Record of Early Monastic Education”
2. Per Rönnegård, Lund University, “Scripture and Sayings in Monastic Teaching”
3. Henrik Rydell Johnsén, Lund University, “Philosophy and Monastic Formation”
4. Andreas Westergren, Lund University, “Civil Community in Early Monastic Biography
5. Britt Dahlman, Lund University, “Collecting the Apophthegmata Patrum”
6. Bo Holmberg, Lund University, “The Early Syriac Reception of the Sayings tradition”
7. Jason Zaborowski, Bradley University, “The Arabic Cultural Adaptation of the Apophthegmata Patrum
8. Jesper Blid Kullberg, Lund University, “New Finds from the Monastery of St. Antony”

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