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Book: John Cassian and the Creation of Monastic Subjectivity

Chapter: Foucault, Cassian and the Creation of Subjects

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.42861


Establishes how Cassian’s creation of monastic subjectivity creates monks for whom monastic identity is necessarily separate from other roles within the institutional Church. To do this, I use Michel Foucault’s notion of the creation of subjects to analyze Cassian’s formation of a specifically Egyptian form of monastic subjectivity for his audience of Gallican monks.

Chapter Contributors

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