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THE DESERT FATHERS: SAYINGS OF THE EARLY CHRISTIAN MONKS

Author: BENEDICTA WARD #: 10223
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 Sayings-consisting of spiritual advice, anecdotes, parables, and reflections on life — influenced the rule of St. Benedict, set the pattern for Western monasticism, and have inspired centuries of poetry, opera, and art.

Price: € 17.52 £ 14.55 $ 19.32

DAILY READINGS WITH THE DESERT FATHERS

Author: #: 10665
Here are some of the best and most illuminating stories and sayings from the Desert Fathers. Readers will find much spiritual wisdom, along with some sharp humor and startling insight into human nature. Ideal for daily meditation.

Price: € 7.45 £ 6.19 $ 8.21

THE WORLD OF THE DESERT FATHERS: STORIES AND SAYINGS FROM THE ANONYMOUS SERIES OF THE APOPHTHEGMATA PATRUM

Author: #: 10666
An initiation into the rich insights of the desert monks, and an effective doorway between our world and theirs.

Price: € 15.02 £ 12.48 $ 16.56

THE LIVES OF THE DESERT FATHERS

Author: #: 10667
Eyewitness accounts of the lives and teachings of the fourth-century Desert Fathers from the Historia monachorum in Aegypto.

Price: € 16.21 £ 13.46 $ 17.87

A HISTORY OF THE MONKS OF SYRIA

Author: THEODORET OF CYRRHUS #: 10668
— Coptic Church

Price: € 18.71 £ 15.54 $ 20.63

HARLOTS OF THE DESERT: A STUDY OF REPENTANCE IN EARLY MONASTIC SOURCES

Author: BENEDICTA WARD #: 10669
Beauty consuming itself like incense burnt before God in solitude, the most stirring image of penitence conceivable. The contemporary lives of penitent harlots St. Mary of Egypt, Pelagia, Thais, and Mary the niece of Abraham presented an unforgettable moral lesson to early Christians.

...this book has a real contemporary interest not only for students of monasticism but for anyone concerned with spirituality.The Way

...without question, a book of very great importance for the reader of Christian monastic sources both timely and well done.Cistercian Studies

Price: € 18.71 £ 15.54 $ 20.63

THE CAPPADOCIANS

Author: ANTHONY MEREDITH #: 10671
After the Emperor Constantine made the Church's faith legal in 313, there was a tremendous flowering of Christian culture and a creative and turbulent encounter between the Christian community and the classical heritage of late antiquity. In the final third of the fourth century the three great Cappadocian Fathers were at the centre of this exciting encounter. Their leader was St Basil, an ecclesiastical statesman, social reformer and monastic founder as well as a theologian. His friend St Gregory of Nazianzus was a brilliant preacher and sensitive poet who gave classic expression to the theology and spirituality of the Holy Trinity in luminous prose and versa. Basil's brother St Gregory of Nyssa was renowned for the depth of his speculative theology and mystical spirituality. Though they collaborated and shared many common perspectives, each had a unique gift and personality.

Price: € 18.78 £ 15.60 $ 20.70

PAPHNUTIUS: HISTORIES OF THE MONKS OF UPPER EGYPT AND THE LIFE OF ONNOPHRIUS

Author: #: 10672
New Revised Edition

Price: € 22.47 £ 18.66 $ 24.77

THE WISDOM OF THE DESERT FATHERS

Author: #: 10673
The spiritual insights of desert fathers collected by disciples who sought them out, asking them to ‘Give me a word’, from the Anonymous Series of the Apophthegmata patrum.

Price: € 24.97 £ 20.74 $ 27.53
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