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Book: John Cassian and the Creation of Monastic Subjectivity

Chapter: Introduction

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.42859


This chapter introduces the story of John Cassian’s exile from Egypt by the Alexandrian bishop Theophilus. The thesis of the book – that Cassian wanted separate spheres for monasticism and the Church – is explained.

Chapter Contributors

  • Joshua Daniel Schachterle ( - jschachterle) 'Independent Scholar'