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The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks (Penguin Classics) The Desert Fathers Were The First Christian Monks, Living In Solitude In The Deserts Of Egypt, Palestine, And Syria In Contrast To The Formalized And Official Theology Of The Founding Fathers Of The Church, They Were Ordinary Christians Who Chose To Renounce The World And Live Lives Of Celibacy, Fasting, Vigil, Prayer, And Poverty In Direct And Simple Response To The Gospel First Recorded In The Fourth Century, Their Sayingsconsisting Of Spiritual Advice, Anecdotes, Parables, And Reflections On Lifeinfluenced The Rule Of St Benedict, Set The Pattern For Western Monasticism, And Have Inspired Centuries Of Poetry, Opera, And Art.Organized Around Key ThemesCharity, Fortitude, Lust, Patience, Prayer, Self Control, And Visionsthis Edition Of The Sayings Is Fresh, Accessible, And Authoritative.Forthan Seventy Years, Penguin Has Been The Leading Publisher Of Classic Literature In The English Speaking World Withthan 1,700titles, Penguin Classics Represents A Global Bookshelf Of The Best Works Throughout History And Across Genres And Disciplines Readers Trust Theseries To Provide Authoritative Texts Enhanced By Introductions And Notes By Distinguished Scholars And Contemporary Authors, As Well As Up To Datetranslations By Award Winning Translators.

  • Kindle
  • 240 pages
  • The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks (Penguin Classics)
  • Benedicta Ward
  • English
  • 08 September 2018
  • 0140447318

About the Author: Benedicta Ward

Benedicta Ward is a reader in the history of early Christian spirituality at the Theology Faculty in Oxford She has translated The Prayers and Meditations of St Anselm for Penguin Classics