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Athanasius : The Life of Antony and the Letter To Marcellinus (Classics of Western Spirituality: Paulist Press, 1980)

Brakke, D., Athanasius and Asceticism (John Hopkins University Press, 1995/1998)

Brown, P., The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity (Columbia Classics in Religion: Columbia University Press, 1988/2008)

Burrus, V., “Begotten, Not Made”: Conceiving Manhood in Late Antiquity (Stanford University Press, 2000)

Burton-Christie, D. The Word in the Desert: Scripture and the Quest for Holiness in Early Christian Monasticism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992)

Chitty, D., The Desert a City: An Introduction to the Study of Egyptian and Palestinian Monasticism Under the Christian Empire (St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1977)

Clark, E. A, Ascetic Piety and Women's Faith: Essays on Late Ancient Christianity (Studies in Women and Religion: Edwin Mellen, 1986)

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

Cooper, K., The Virgin and the Bride: Idealized Womanhood in Late Antiquity (Harvard University Press, 1996)

Dunn, M., The Emergence of Monasticism: From the Desert Fathers to the Early Middle Ages (Wiley-Blackwell, 2003)

Elm, S. ‘Virgins of God’: The Making of Asceticism in Late Antiquity (Oxford Classical Monographs: Oxford University Press, 1994/2000)

Fedwick, P. J. (ed.), Basil of Caesarea: Christian, Humanist, Ascetic (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1981)

Hale, M., The Monk and the Book: Jerome and the Making of Christian Scholarship (University of Chicago Press: 2006)

Harmless, W. (S. J.), Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism (Oxford University Press, 2004)

Hickey, A. E., Women of the Roman Aristocracy as Christian Monastics (Studies in religion: UMI Research Press, 1987)

Hunt, E. D., Holy Land Pilgrimage in the Later Roman Empire: AD 312-460 (Oxford University Press, 1984)

Hunter, D. G., Marriage in the Early Church (Sources of Early Christian Thought: Fortress Press, 1992) - primary sources

Kelly J. N. D., Jerome: His Life, Writings, and Controversies (Harper & Row, 1975)

Kuefler, M., The Manly Eunuch: Masculinity, Gender Ambiguity, and Christian Ideology in Late Antiquity (The Chicago Series on Sexuality, History, and Society: University of Chicago Press, 1995)

Lubinsky, C. L., Removing Masculine Layers to Reveal a Holy Womanhood: The Female Transvestite Monks of Late Antique Eastern Christianity (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013)

Miles, M. R., Fullness of Life: Historical Foundations for a New Asceticism (Westminster Presss: Wipf and Stock, 2000)

Rousseau, P., Basil of Caesarea (Transformation of the Classical Heritage: University of California Press, 1998)

Rousseau, P., Pachomius: The Making of a Community in Fourth-Century Egypt (Transformation of the Classical Heritage: University of California Press, 1999)

Satlow, Michael L., Early Christian Monastic Literature and the Babylonian Talmud by Michal Bar-Asher Siegal (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Shaw, T. M., The Burden of the Flesh: Fasting and Sexuality in Early Christianity (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998)

Tilby, A., The Seven Deadly Sins: Their Origin in the Spiritual Teaching of Evagrius the Hermit (SPCK, 2009)

Ward B., The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks (Penguin Classics, 2003)

Ward, B., Harlots of the Desert: A Study of Repentance in Early Monastic Sources (Cistercian Publications, 1987))

Ward, B., The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection (Liturgical Press, 1984)