PACHOMIAN KOINONIA (VOL. I): THE LIFE OF ST. PACHOMIUS AND HIS DISCIPLES
St Pachomius (c. 290-346) was the founder of coenobitic Christian monasticism. His 'Rule' influenced St. Basil, John Cassian, St. Caesarius of Arles and St. Benedict. This collection of materials, contains the archives of a great event: the origin during the fourth century in Upper Egypt of communal religious life within Christianity.
“...a major contribution to patristic scholarship on the highest level of scientific accuracy” —Speculum
“...it is unlikely that these fascinating and unparalleled volumes will be superseded...”—The Catholic Historical Review
“This series is recommended to anyone interested in early history and spirit of cenobitism and religious life”—Spiritual Life
“...they deserve a place on the bookshelf of every scholar interested in the patristic period”—Patristics
Softbound. 493 pp.