SIMON STYLITES


SIMON STYLITES
(390-459)
   the first CHRISTIAN HERMIT to live in the desert on top of a pillar thus setting a "style" of ASCETIC life which became popular for several centuries. His rigorous discipline and powerful preaching is credited with making many PAGAN CONVERTS.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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