Evagrius the Iconographer: Monastic Pedagogy in the Gnostikos

  title={Evagrius the Iconographer: Monastic Pedagogy in the Gnostikos},
  author={Robin Darling Young},
  journal={Journal of Early Christian Studies},
  pages={53 - 71}
  • R. Young
  • Published 1 March 2001
  • Education
  • Journal of Early Christian Studies
Although it is one of the keys to his thought, the Gnostikos of Evagrius of Pontus has not yet been thoroughly explored in an essay devoted to it alone; furthermore, it has received almost no attention in English.1 The present article is a preliminary study of two aspects of the book: first, its character as a monastic pedagogy employing “un certain ésotérisme,” and, second, its portrayal of a biblical interpretation proper to that practice of concealment. When the practiced monk, the gnvstikÒw… 
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