Writing and holiness : the practice of authorship in the early Christian East /

"Drawing on comparative literature, ritual and performance studies, and the history of asceticism, Derek Krueger explores how early Christian writers came to view writing as salvific, as worship through the production of art. Exploring the emergence of new and distinctly Christian ideas about a...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Krueger, Derek
Format: Book
Published: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2004.
Table of Contents:
  • Literary composition as a religious activitiy
  • Typology and hagiography : Theodoret of Cyrrhus's Religious history
  • Biblical authors : the evangelists as saints
  • Hagiography as devotion : writing in the cult of the saints
  • Hagiography as asceticism : humility as authorial practice
  • Hagiography as liturgy : writing and memory in Gregory of Nyssa's Life of Macrina
  • Textual bodies : Plotinus, Syncletica, and the Teaching of Addai
  • Textuality and redemption : the hymns of Romanos the Melodist
  • Hagiographical practice and the formation of identity : genre and discipline.