Desert Fathers and Mothers Early Christian Wisdom Sayings

ISBN-10: 1594733732
ISBN-13: 9781594733734
Edition: 2012 (Annotated)
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: LongHill Partners, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

The desert fathers and mothers were ordinary Christians living in solitude in the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, Syria, and Arabia who chose to renounce the world in order to deliberately and individually follow Gods call. Their writings, first recorded in the fourth century, consist of spiritual advice, parables and anecdotes emphasising the primacy of love and the purity of heart. This book opens up their wisdom for readers with no previous knowledge of Western monasticism and early Christianity.

Introduction
Give Me a Word
Your Cell Will Teach You Everything
Heart-Centered Spirituality
Thoughts, Desires, and Passions
Humility, Simplicity, and the Beginner's Heart
Spiritual Elders and Soul Friends
Tears of Compunction
The Necessity of Practice
Virtues, Charity, and the Service of Love
Solitude, Silence, and Hesychia
Three Essential Things
Prayer and Differing Gifts
Conclusion: How to Become a Monk
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading

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