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Cistercian Studies Series #59: The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection

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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, Greek, and later Latin. TheirSayings were collected, in this case in the alphabetical order of the monks and nuns who uttered them, and read by generations of Christians as life-giving words that would help readers along the path to salvation.

About the Author

Benedicta Ward is Reader in the History of Christian Spirituality in the University of Oxford. Her most recent book is Anselm of Canterbury: His Life and Legacy (SPCK 2009). She is a member of the Anglican monastic community of the Sisters of the Love of God.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780879079598
Author:
Ward, Benedicta
Publisher:
Cistercian Publications
Preface by:
Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh
Preface:
Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh
Author:
Anthony [Bloom] of Sourzah
Location:
Kalamazoo, Mich.
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Religion - Church History
Subject:
Christian literature, early
Subject:
Monastic and religious life
Subject:
Desert Fathers
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Subject:
Catholicism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Cistercian studies series ;
Series Volume:
59
Publication Date:
June 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
269
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 1.13 lb

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