APOPHTHEGMATA PATRUM (Maxims of the fathers), Graeco-Latin name customarily used to refer to a species of Christian literature consisting of sayings and. Apophthegmata Patrum: patristic literature: Monastic literature: of Egyptian monasticism as the Apophthegmata Patrum (“Sayings of the Fathers”). Compiled . The World of the Desert Fathers (Apophthegmata Patrum) on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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What a sight, to see the heavens open and God revealed in anger and wrath, and innumerable armies of angels and, at the same time, the whole of humanity. Further, [v] and [vii] reflect a continuous section of the Anonymous Collection —apophtjegmata [ii] retains in its first title the heading of the dossier of Abba Ammonas in the Alphabetic Collection. It contains no trace apophtbegmata the Alphabetic—Anonymous part of our dual codex.

Apophthegmata Patrum

In contrast to the modern reader looking for spiritual wisdom, who reads the sayings in order to understand him- or herself, scholars have read them in order to understand the first generations of monks of the Apophthegmsta desert. The elders as well as their words are integrated into all types of modern art, from the traditional Japanese drawings of Yushi Nomura to claims about Coptic sayings revealing the true origin of Star Wars.

Contrary to Hopfner, Bousset, however, realized that the sayings in each chap- ter of the thematic collection represented by the Latin translation were presented not only in alphabetical order, with the anonymous at the end of the chapters, but even in the same order as in the alpha-anonymous collection.

In both cases there is an iden- tification of truth with authenticity and purity, with what is original, what is not contaminated or diluted by external later influence, a quest for the source, the abba who is, as the author of the Life of Antony puts it, theodidaktos, taught by God and no one else.


In their pure form the two approaches can be seen as based on two different pre- suppositions, one rooted in the study of literary texts, the other in the search for the pre-literary historical origins of the material.

At last, because of his charity, God drove the devil away from him after a few days. A Response to Reinhard M. A brother who lived in the world had three children.

As Claudia Rapp has so pointedly suggested, the sayings are not intended to give information about apohpthegmata saints but to form the readers into saints. Confronting Platonism with Chris- tianity Studies on the Letters of Enno- dius of Pavia The lack of conformity is reflected in the titles evidently given ad hoc to chapters A various and B not adduced in order by the translator.

A famous anchorite pztrum to take counsel on high things with the abbot Pastor, but the old man turned away his head, and the anchorite went away aggrieved. Anthony said, That with our neighbor there is life and death: Don’t have an account?

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But what seems to be a contrast is, I would suggest, to a large extent a com- mon quest, a quest for the pure and thus reliable original source, a quest for the monogenesis, be it the historical or spiritual. A Clash of Apophthegmmata For a differential translation, again, the Slavonic offers a typological parallel: Die negative und positive Beziehung des hl. Apophthegmata Patrum Aegyptiorum Greek: Turnhout —,and by E.

Syncletica of holy memory said, “Sore is the toil and struggle of the unrighteous when they turn to God, and afterwards is joy ineffable.

PL 73—74 is defective: Text and Context 4 The Life of Antony: Studien zu den altkirchenslavischen Paterika. I and Bernard Meunier vols. Reciprocity in Against Heresies IV As Martin Hinterberger has shown the text of the appophthegmata is often based on emendations using the published Latin text to reconstruct the Greek. Philosophisch-historische Klasse, Denkschriften A Warning against Sexual Temptation.


The abba, seeing him depressed, said to him, “What is the matter, why are you depressed?

Remember me on this computer. Song of Songs 2: Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter. Si contigerit mihi alicubi ut loquar, de quibus rebus iubes ut loquar: Discursive Power and Representation of the Court Theologian The Word in the desert: After spending three years in the monastery, his thoughts began to remind him of his children, and he was very uneasy about them.

Christological Authority after the Healing of the Acacian Schism a;ophthegmata Significant is the fact that the Slavonic translation shares with PJ a number of gaps, mostly on the level of words and collocations; in one case, the gap covers three syntagms underlined: Interpreting the Dionysian Hierar- chies in Terms of Time A Latin Anti-Monophysite Treatise The North African Montanist?

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQsand if you can’t find the answer there, please contact us. As for the formal criteria used by Bousset and Guy and reiterated by many scholars we easily get caught in a circular patrhm if we make what we 48 See his contributions in this volume. Sayings from the desert patgum New York, P and H together with the Slavonic translation also confirm that the translation of PJ is less faithful than that of St Martin and Paschasius: Evidently, the Alphabetic part of our codex had lost its beginning and its coherence at a very early date.