The review for Literary History and Theory


December 15, 2017


Name: Ioana Costa
Affiliation: Facultatea de Limbi și Literaturi Străine, Universitatea din București; Institutul de Istorie și Teorie Literară „G. Călinescu” al Academiei Române.


Citation Recommendation: COSTA, Ioana. ”Hieronymus on Hermits”. In: RITL, New Series, XI, No. 1-4, January-December 2017, p. 323–329.
Pages: 323–329
Language: English

Abstract: Hieronymus wrote three portraits belonging to the hagiographic tradition: Vita Beati Pauli, monachi Thebaei, [Vita Malchi] De monacho captiuo and Vita Hilarionis. The solitude of the three hermits is adorned with moments of intense encounters in human and divine dimensions: different as they are, Paulus, Malchus and Hilarion share a sense of harmoniously living, either among people or in secluded places, in the desert or in the mountains.

Keywords: Hieronymus, hagiography, hermit.


Jérôme, Trois vies de moines (Paul, Malchus, Hilarion), eds. Edgardo M. Morales, Pierre Leclerc, Paris: Éditions du Cerf, 2007.

Ieronim, Viața Fericitului Pavel, monahul tebeu. Despre monahul captiv. Viața lui Ilarion, trans. Ioana Costa, Bucharest: Editura Institutului Biblic și de Misiune Ortodoxă, 2011, p. 47–134.

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