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 . . .
ArticleHoly Men and Businessmen: Monks as Intercessors in Fourth-Century Egypt as Illustrated by the Papyri and OstracaVivian, TimIn recent years scholars have added many up-to-date windows to the ancient monastic dwelling of the holy man in late antiquity. With these constructions they have brought new light to the way we see the holy man: as patron,2 thaumaturge,3 mediator and . . .