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Spiritually Beneficial Tales of Paul, Bishop of Monembasia, The

The "spiritually beneficial tales" of Byzantine Christianity grew out of the desert Apophthegmata. Written at a time, and at a social level, not remarkable for its literary output, the spontaneous and often naive tales shamelessly despoil the common treasure-house of the tradition while creating a new genre of spiritual admonition. Here readers enter the spiritual world of Paul, tenth-century bishop of Monembasia, "a place of no particular importance." Through his eyes we see the monastic and ecclesiastical world of ordinary tenth-century eastern Christians.