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Article"A Man Holy and Perfect": The Holy Man as Didaskalos (Teacher and Pupil) in the Life of Paisios/Bishoi Attributed to John KolobosVivian, TimThe article presents an examination into the hagiographic depictions of the life of the 4th-century Christian desert father Paisios, also known as Bishoy. Discussion is given focusing on the saint's typological role and description as a didaskalos and . . .
ArticleExquisite Mutualities: A Reflection on Some Early Monastic Themes in the Apophthegmata Patrum Using Gregory Boyle’s Tattoos on the Heart and Barking to the ChoirVivian, TimThe themes in the early monastic sayings and stories, some of them discussed here, are not neatly numbered and segregated as a linear presentation necessarily makes them; they’re much more like marrow and bone, bone and sinew, sinew and muscle, muscle . . .
ArticleVivian, TimSomething like 90% of classical Greek and Roman literature is lost to us. This realization becomes acute, even heartbreaking, when we think of how very little of the little we have is by women. An exception that proves the rule is Plutarch’s “Sayings . . .