Bibliography and Web Resources


Abramovych, Dmytro. Kyievo-Pechers’kyi paterik. Kyiv: 1931; reprinted Kyiv: Chas, 1991.


Athanasius of Alexandria. Vivian, Tim and Athanassakis, Apostolos N. (trans.), The Life of Antony. Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 2003.


Brown, Peter. The Body and Society: Men, Women and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.


Caner, Daniel. Wandering, Begging Monks: Spiritual Authority and the Promotion of Monasticism in Late Antiquity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.


Clark, Elizabeth A. Reading Renunciation: Asceticism and Scripture in Early Christianity. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999.


Doran, Robert.  (transl., and introd.) The Lives of Simeon Stylites. US: Cistercian Publications, 1992.


Goehring, James E. Ascetics, Society, and the Desert: Studies in Early Egyptian Monasticism. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 1999.


The HarperCollins Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1993.


Heppell, Muriel (trans.). The Paterik of the Kievan Caves Monastery. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, 1989.


Krueger, Derek. Symeon the Holy Fool: Liontius’s Life and the Late Antique City. Berkeley-Los Angeles-London: University of California Press, 1996.


Marcus Aurelius, Meditations. Gregory Hays (trans.) New York: the Modern Library, 2002.


Martin, Luther H, Gutman, Huck, Hutton, Patrick H. (eds.) Technologies of the Self: A Seminar with Michel Foucault. Massachusetts: University of Massachusetts Press, 1988.


Meyendorff, John. Byzantine Theology: Historical Trends and Doctrinal Themes. New York: Fordham University Press, 1983.


Meyer, Robert T. (trans.). Palladius: The Lausiac History. New York: Paulist Press, 1964.


Poliakova, Sofia (transl.). Zhitiia Vizantiiskikh Sviatykh. St. Petersburg: Corvus, Terra Fantastica, PoccKo, 1995.


Stacey, W. D. Prophetic Drama in the Old Testament. London: Epworth Press, 1990.


Vaage, Leif and Wimbush, L. Vincent (eds.). Asceticism and the New Testament. New York: Routledge, 1999.


Wimbush, Vincent L. and Vanantasis, Richard (eds.) Asceticism. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.



Web Resources:

The New and Old Testaments texts:


searchable Bible:


Marcus Aurelius, Meditations



about Marcus Aurelius


The Cynics


Diogenes of Sinope


Christian Desert Tradition:


The Life of Antony by Athanasius of Alexandria and


St. Simeon the Stylite

short version:


Serapion the Sindonite and Isidora the Fool (The Nun who feigned madness), in Palladius, The Lausiac History


Life and Rule of St. Pachomius

St. Pachomius—texts


Michel Foucault, Technologies of the Self


Kiev-Cave Paterikon (Ukrainian)


Additional Resources:

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Religious Facts

St. Pachomius Library

Medieval Sourcebook

Catholic Encyclopedia

Jewish Encyclopedia

Diogenes Laertius Lives

Medieval Sourcebook: Byzantium

Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia

The Columbia Encyclopedia

Krotov's Library





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