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Desert Father

Pub Date : 2006-05-30 | Author : James Cowan | Publisher : Shambhala Publications

ISBN 10 : 9780834826076
ISBN 13 : 0834826070

The spiritual exploits of Saint Anthony the Great—the prototype of the Christian "Desert Father"—have been immortalized in stories and art since the fourth century. Here is the..


The Desert Fathers

Pub Date : 2011 | Author : Peter H. Görg | Publisher : Ignatius Press

ISBN 10 : 9781586174453
ISBN 13 : 1586174452

In the late third century, more and more people withdrew to the radical seclusion of the desert so as to live entirely for God under the direction of a spiritual father. Among thes..


The Wisdom Of The Desert

Pub Date : 1970-01 | Author : Thomas Merton | Publisher : New Directions Publishing

ISBN 10 : 0811201023
ISBN 13 : 9780811201025

The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Merton's favorites among his own books surely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit."..


In The Heart Of The Desert

Pub Date : 2008 | Author : John Chryssavgis | Publisher : World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN 10 : 9781933316567
ISBN 13 : 193331656X

Father John's inspiring introduction to the spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers brings their words to life for the modern reader. These key figures of the early church c..


The Book Of The Elders

Pub Date : 2012 | Author : John Wortley | Publisher : Liturgical Press

ISBN 10 : 9780879072018
ISBN 13 : 0879072016

In the early part of the fourth century, as Christianity became ascendant over the many old religions of the Roman Empire, a few among its faithful, many men and some women, began ..


The Desert Fathers

Pub Date : 1957 | Author : Helen Waddell | Publisher : University of Michigan Press

ISBN 10 : 0472060082
ISBN 13 : 9780472060085

The words of the 4th-century monastics who founded the Desert Rule..


The Sayings Of The Desert Fathers

Pub Date : 1981-01 | Author : | Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN 10 : 0264663500
ISBN 13 : 9780264663500

Give me a word, Father', visitors to early desert monks asked. The responses of these pioneer ascetics were remembered and in the fourth century written down in Coptic, Syriac, Gre..