Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection

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Description

'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. Their Sayings 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.

Product Details

Price
$19.95
Publisher
Cistercian Publications
Publish Date
February 01, 1975
Pages
269
Dimensions
5.52 X 0.66 X 8.47 inches | 0.82 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780879079598
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About the Author

Sister Benedicta Ward is a well-known English author and reader (at Oxford) on the early Church. Her writings have bridged the genres of academic and spiritual resources. She is the author of The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks, and numerous books on Bede, including The Venerable Bede (Outstanding Christian Thinkers Series), and The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers.

Reviews

. . . the only English translation of the most complete version of the Apophthegmata Patrum, a compilation of sayings from the desert monks of Egypt, Syria, and Palestine in the fourth to sixth century, likely to be widely read and enjoyed for their own sake.Choice
A delightful insight into the lives of ascetics who left all to follow Christ . . . a very readable translation of an important collection of sayings.Sisters Today
. . . should be on the shelf of every library concentrating in spirituality.Abba