Synopses & Reviews
'I have plucked the finest flowers of the unmown meadow and worked them into a row which I now offer to you', wrote John Moschos as he began his tales of the holy men of seventh-century Palestine and Egypt. This translation offers readers contemporary insights into the spirituality of the desert.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -266) and indexes.
About the Author
John Wortley, PhD, spent thirty-three years trying to convince university students that the study of medieval history is both important for understanding the present and also enjoyable when it is done properly. His research and much of his teaching has dealt with the Later Roman (so- called Byzantine) Empire (ca. 286-1204). For fifty years he has served as an Episcopalian priest, assisting now in a large local parish in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he lives with his wife.