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Rousseau, Philip

Overview
Works: 34 works in 208 publications in 2 languages and 7,642 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Publishing director, Creator
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Most widely held works by Philip Rousseau
Basil of Caesarea by Philip Rousseau( )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 2,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basil of Caesarea is thought of most often as an opponent of heresy and a pioneer of monastic life in the eastern church. In this new biographical study, however, controversy is no longer seen as the central preoccupation of his life nor are his ascetic initiatives viewed as separable from his pastoral concern for all Christians. Basil's letters, sermons, and theological treatises, together with the testimonies of his relatives and friends, reveal a man beset by doubt. He demanded loyalty, but gave it also, and made it a central feature of his church. In Rousseau's portrait, Basil's understanding of human nature emerges as his major legacy
The early Christian centuries by Philip Rousseau( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Early Christian Centuries is the full story of those first six hundred years of Christian history. Starting in the world of second-temple Judaism, The Early Christian Centuries carries the reader down to the Byzantine age, the rise of Islam, and the beginnings of medieval European politics." "With a combination of rare tact and acuity, Philip Rousseau gives a colourful history of early Christianity and the late Roman world. He stresses the importance of shifting historical consciousness, the continuity and development of ideas, and the urge for social respectability." "Paying the greatest attention to the 'inner' components of the Christian life - authority, worship, biblical interpretation, moral seriousness, and spiritual idealism - the resulting story also captures fully the major figures including full chapters on Jesus and Paul."--Jacket
Pachomius : the making of a community in fourth-century Egypt by Philip Rousseau( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Ascetics, authority, and the church in the age of Jerome and Cassian by Philip Rousseau( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his Ascetics, Authority, and the Church in the Age of Jerome and Cassian, first published in 1978, Philip Rousseau presents a survey of asceticism in the western church until about 400, including a selective study of Jerome, and then, moving into the fifth century, a reading of Sulpicius and Cassian. Rousseau explores such societal changes as the eventual triumph of the coenobitic movement and its growing effect within the church, not least on the episcopate. He focuses primarily on the development among ascetics of a certain concept of spiritual authority; on the attraction of that concept for a wider audience; and on its enduring formulation within a literary tradition of great influence." "For this second edition, Rousseau has supplied a new introduction, with extensive bibliographical references, that charts the ways in which scholarship on early Christian asceticism has developed since his compelling and influential original argument." ""A scholarly, well-documented and extremely interesting work ... [A] most valuable contribution towards understanding the ascetic movement in late antiquity."--Journal of Theological Studies" ""Rousseau captures an essential turning point in the history of western spirituality and shows how the influence of eastern ideas made the crucial difference."---Classical World" ""Ascetics, Authority, and the Church is preeminently a book about literature in its historical setting; a skillful demonstration of how the creation of a written tradition ... was central to the process of bridging the gap between the charismatic power of the holy man and the settled monastic community, of preserving the essential tradition of spiritual authority through changing patterns of ascetic life."---Journal of Roman Studies"--Jacket
A companion to late Antiquity by Philip Rousseau( Book )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A Companion to Late Antiquity' reflects the dynamism and eclecticism of scholarship on late antiquity, providing readers with an accessible and authoritative overview of this exciting period
Greek biography and panegyric in late antiquity( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on the transition from ancient to Christian Hellenism as it was expressed in the biographical and panegyric literature of the period. The essays show how literary genres focusing on individual lives help to reveal this historical process. Together, the collection presents much new research and helps show Late Antiquity not only as an important transitional period but also as an era with an identity of its own. [publisher]
Ascetic culture : essays in honor of Philip Rousseau( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformations of late antiquity : essays for Peter Brown by Emmanuel Papoutsakis( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on a simple dynamic: the taking in hand of a heritage, the variety of changes induced within it, and the handing on of that legacy to new generations. Our contributors suggest, from different standpoints, that this dynamic represented the essence of 'late antiquity'
Pachomius : the making of a community in fourth century Egypt by Philip Rousseau( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek biography and panegyric in late antiquity( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pachomius by Philip Rousseau( )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pachomius by Philip Rousseau( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graham Day : marbrures intégrales = integral marbling by Graham Day( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pachomius : the making of a community in forth-century egypt by Philip Rousseau( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basil of Caesarea "First paperback printing 1998"--t.p. verso by Philip Rousseau( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basil of Caesarea by Philip Rousseau( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Tmr) 96.07.01
Monks and bishops : studies in the background, development and influence of ascetic literature, and the concept of spiritual authority, from Jerome to Cassian by Philip Rousseau( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language, morality and cult Augustine and Varro by Philip Rousseau( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Editors'preface by Philip Rousseau( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Basil of Caesarea
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The early Christian centuriesPachomius : the making of a community in fourth-century EgyptAscetics, authority, and the church in the age of Jerome and CassianA companion to late AntiquityGreek biography and panegyric in late antiquityTransformations of late antiquity : essays for Peter BrownPachomius : the making of a community in fourth century EgyptGreek biography and panegyric in late antiquity
Alternative Names
Rousseau, Philip 1939-

Languages
English (193)

French (1)