Origin, Progress, and Effects of the monastic Life-Conversion of the Bar-
barians to Christianity and Arianism-Prosecution of the Vandals in
Africa-Extinction of Arianism among the Barbarians
I. INSTITUTION OF THE MONASTIC LIFE
Origin of the Monks ...
305 Antony, and the Monks of Egypt ...
341 Propagation of the monastic Life at Rome
328 Hilarion in Palestine ...
360 Basil in Pontus
370 Martin in Gaul
Causes of the rapid Progress of the monastic Life
Obedience of the Monks
Their Dress and Habitations
Their manual Labour
Their Devotion and Visions...
The Cænobites and Anachorets
395-451. Simeon Stylites ...
Miracles and Worship of the Monks
Superstition of the Age
II. CONVERSION OF THE BARBARIANS
360, &c. Ulphilas, Apostle of the Goths
400, &c. The Goths, Vandals, Burgundians, &c., embrace Christi-
Motives of their Faith
Effects of their Conversion
They are involved in the Arian Heresy
Arian Persecution of the Vandals
A general view of the Persecution in Africa