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Brouria Bitton-Askelony

Fellow 07/2019 - 08/2019

Brouria Bitton-Askelony

Raum: SGLG 317

Tel.: +49 941 943-5972

E-Mail: brouria.bitton-ashkelony@mail.huji.ac.il





  • 2019: 'The Ladder of Prayer and the Ship of Stirrings': The Praying Self in Late Antique East Syrian Christianity, LAHR 22 (Peeters, Leuven, 2019).
  • 2006: With Kofsky, The Monastic School of Gaza. Vigiliae Christianae Supplements Series 78 (Leiden: Brill, 2006).
  • 2005: Encountering the Sacred: The Debate on Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity, The Transformation of the Classical Heritage Series 38 (Berkeley: The University of California Press, 2005).

Books edited

  • 2019: Co-editor, Origeniana Duodecima: Origen Legacy in the Holy Land (Peeters, Leuven, 2019).
  • 2017: With D. Krueger (eds.), Prayer and Worship in Eastern Christianities, 5th to 11th centuries (London and New York: Routledge, 2017).
  • 2015: With C. Harrison and T. De Bruyn (eds.), Patristic Studies in the Twenty-First Century: Proceedings of an International Conference to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the International Association of Patristic Studies (Turnhout: Brepols, 2015).
  • 2013: Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony (ed.), the monographic section in a journal: The Religious Experience of Crisis in the Mediterranean World (4th - 7th Centuries), Adamantius 19 (2013), pp. 203-359.
  • 2013: With L. Perrone (eds.), Between Personal and Institutional Religion: Self, Doctrine, and Practice in Late Antique Eastern Christianity. Cultural Encounters in Late Antiquity and the Middle-Ages Series 15 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013).
  • 2004: With A. Kofsky (eds.), Christian Gaza in Late Antiquity. Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture Series 3 (Leiden: Brill, 2004).

Articles and Chapters in Collections

  • 2017: "Discerning Mystagogia and Pedagogia," in Prayer and the Transformation of the Self in Early Christian Mystagogy, ed. by Hans van Loon, Giselle de Nie, Michiel Op de Coul, and Peter van Egmond, foreword by B. Bitton-Ashkelony, Late Antique History and Religion 18 (Peeters: Leuven, 2017), pp. XI-XXII.
  • 2017: "Intercessory Prayer and Spiritual Leadership in Late Antique Monastic Culture," in A. Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn (ed.), Marriage - Constancy and Change in Togetherness, Ehe - Bestand und Wandel im Miteinander, vol. 15 (Leuven, 2017), pp. 140-150.
  • 2017: "Theories of Prayer in Late Antiquity: Doubts and Practices from Maximus of Tyre to Isaac of Nineveh," in Prayer and Worship in Eastern Christianities, eds. B. Bitton-Ashkelony and D. Krueger (Routledge: London, 2017), pp. 10-33.
  • 2017: With D. Krueger, "Introduction: Prayer, Worship, and Ritual Practice," in Prayer and Worship in Eastern Christianities, eds. B. Bitton-Ashkelony and D. Krueger (Routledge, 2017), pp. 1-9.
  • 2017: "Monastic Hybridity and Anti-Exegetical Discourse: From Philoxenus of Mabbug to Dadisho Qatraya," Studia Patristica, 91 (2017), pp. 413-433.
  • 2016: "Perfection, Imperfection and Stillness in Late Antique Syriac Christianity," in Arise, Walk Through the Land: Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Land of Israel in Memory of Yizhar Hirschfeld on the Tenth Anniversary of His Demise, eds. J. Patrich, O. Peleg-Barkat, Erez Ben-Yosef (Jerusalem: The Israel Exploration Society, 2016), pp. 227-234.
  • 2016: with S. Minov, “A Person of Silence”: Philoxenos of Mabbug, Letter of Exhortation, Sent to a Man Who Left Judaism and Came to the Life of Perfection. Orientalia Christiana Periodica 82 (2016), pp. 101-125.
  • 2015: "'Reduced to a State of Silence': Isaac of Nineveh and John of Dalyatha on Self-Transformation," in Saint Isaac the Syrian and His Spiritual Legacy, edited by Hilarion Alfeyev (New York, 2015), pp. 169-180.
  • 2015: "Monasticism in Late Antique Gaza: A School or an Epoch?" in E. Amato, A. Corcella, D. Lauritzen (eds.), L’École de Gaza. Espace littéraire et identité culturelle dans l’Antiquité Tardive. Actes du colloque international de Paris, 23-25 mai 2013, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, Bibliothèque de Byzantion 12 (Leuven: Peeters, 2015), pp. 19-36.
  • 2013: "Personal Religion and Self-exposure: From Pseudo-Macarius to Symeon the New Theologian," in B. Bitton-Ashkelony and L. Perrone (eds.), Between Personal and Institutional Religion: Self, Doctrine and Practice in Late Antique Eastern Christianity (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), pp. 99-128
  • 2013: "Introduction: Presentation of the Theme Section," Adamantius 19 (2013), pp. 203-206.
  • 2013: '"Neither Beginning nor End": The Messalian Imaginaire and the Formation of Syriac Asceticism,' Adamantius 19 (2013), pp. 222-239.
  • 2012: "Pure Prayer and Ignorance: Dadisho' Qatraya and the Greek Ascetic Legacy," Studi e Materiali di Storia delle Religioni (SMSR), 78/1 (2012), pp. 200-226.
  • 2012: '"More interior than the lips and the tongue': John of Apamea and Silent Prayer in Late Antiquity," Journal of Early Christian Studies 20/2 (2012), pp. 303-331.
  • 2011: "The Limit of the Mind (Nouς): Pure Prayer according to Evagrius Ponticus and Isaac of Nineveh," Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum 15/2 (2011), pp. 291-321.
  • 2010: "From Sacred Travel to Monastic Career: The Evidence of Late Antique Syriac Hagiography," Adamantius 16 (2010), pp. 353-370.
  • 2010: "Territory, Anti-Intellectual Attitude, and Identity Formation in Late Antique Palestinian Monastic Communities," Religion and Theology 17 (2010), pp. 244-267.
  • 2010: "Pilgrimage and Monastic Culture in Late Antique Syriac Hagiography," in Y. Hen and I. Shagrir (eds.), Ut videant et contingant: Essays on Pilgrimage and Sacred Space in Honour of Ora Limor (Raanana: The Open University, 2010), pp. 71-99 (Hebrew).
  • 2007: "Counseling through Enigmas: Monastic Leadership and Linguistic Techniques in Sixth-Century Gaza," in S. La Porta and D. Shulman (eds.), The Poetics of Grammar and the Metaphysics of Sound and Sign (Leiden: Brill, 2007), pp. 177-199.
  • 2006: "Monastic Leadership and Municipal Tensions in Fifth-Sixth Century Palestine: The Cases of the Judean Desert and Gaza," in Annali di storia dell'esegesi 23/2 (2006), pp. 415-431.
  • 2005: with and A. Kofsky, "Monasticism in the Holy Land," in O. Limor and G. Stroumsa (eds.), Christians and Christianity in the Holy Land (Turnhout: Brepols, 2005), pp. 257-291.
  • 2005: Imitatio Mosis and Pilgrimage in the Life of Peter the Iberian,” Le Muséon 118 (2005), pp. 45-65.
  • 2004: “Imitatio Mosis and Pilgrimage in the Life of Peter the Iberian,” in B. Bitton-Ashkelony and A. Kofsky (eds.), Christian Gaza in Late Antiquity (Leiden: Brill, 2004), pp. 107-129.
  • 2003: “Demons and Prayers: Spiritual Exercises in the Monastic Community of Gaza in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries,” Vigiliae Christianae 57 (2003), pp. 200-221.
  • 2002: "Pilgrimage in Monastic Culture," in M. Stone, R. Ervine and N. Stone (eds.), The Armenians in Jerusalem and the Holy Land (Leuven: Peeters, 2002), pp. 1-17.
  • 2000: with A. Kofsky, "Gaza Monasticism in the Fourth-Sixth Centuries: From Anchoritic to Cenobitic," Proche Orient Chrétien 50 (2000), pp. 14-62.
  • 2000: with A. Kofsky, "The Monastic Community of Gaza in Late Antiquity," Cathedra 96 (2000), pp. 69-110 (Hebrew).
  • 2000: "Jérôme en Orient: une transformation identitaire," in M.A. Amir-Moezzi, J. Scheid (eds.), L'Orient dans l'histoire religieuse de l'europe. Bibliothèque de l'école des hautes études, section des sciences religieuses 110 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2000), pp. 37-48.
  • 1999: “Attitudes of the Church Fathers towards Pilgrimage to Jerusalem in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries,” in Lee I. Levine (ed.), Jerusalem: Its Sanctity and Centrality to Judaism, Christianity and Islam (New York: Continuum, 1999), pp. 188-203.
  • 1999: "Penitence in Late Antique Monastic Literature,” in J. Assmann and G. Stroumsa (eds.), Transformations of the Inner Self in Ancient Religions (Leiden: Brill, 1999), pp. 179-194.
  • 1999: “The Pilgrimages of Peter the Iberian,” Cathedra 91 (1999), pp. 97-112 (Hebrew).
  • 1998: "Sabas– Portrait of a Saint,” Cathedra 86 (1998), pp. 149-154 (Hebrew).


  •  "Sources for the Study of Early Monasticism", in Bernice M. Kaczynski (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Christian Monasticism (OUP: Oxford).
  • "Aspects of Byzantine Monasticism in Jerusalem (4th-7th Centuries)," in K. Heyden and M. Lissek (eds.), Jerusalem in Roman-Byzantine Times, COMES.
  • * With A. Kofsky, "Monasticism in Late Antique Palestine," in O. Limor, J. Patrich, and H. Newman (eds.), , Palestine in Late Antiquity (Yad Ben Zvi: Jerusalem), (Hebrew).
  • * "The Poetic Performance of the Praying-Mind: Evagrius Ponticus' Theory of Prayer and its Legacy in Syriac Christianity," in A. Timotin and Ph. Hoffmann (eds.), Théories et pratiques de la prière (BEHE: Paris).






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