Life of Anthony (The): The Coptic Life and the Greek Life, by Athanasius; Translated and Annotated by Tim Vivian and Apostolos N. Athanassakis with Rowan A. Greer; Preface by Benedicta Ward, SLG; Foreword by Rowan Williams
Instrumental in the conversion of many, including St. Augustine, The Life of Antony provided the model saint's life and constitutes, in the words of patristics scholar Johannes Quasten, 'the most important document of early monasticism.' 290pp Paper
Cistercian Studies Series Volume 202 Here in one volume are translations of the Greek text written by Athanasius (from the new critical edition by G.J.M. Bartelink) and of the Coptic text translated back into the language Antony himself spoke. By having both together, readers become sensitive to some of the hellenized shadings provided by the exiled archbishop of Alexandria. Two short contemporary texts further manifest the powerful influence of 'the father of monks.' 290pp Paper (2003)
About the Author(s)Tim Vivian is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at California State University, Bakersfield. He is the author of numerous books and articles on early Christian monasticism, including The Life of Antony (with Apostolos N. Athanassakis) and Words to Live By: Journeys in Ancient and Modern Egyptian Monasticism, both published by Cistercian Publications.