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The Desert Fathers

Sayings of the Early Christian Monks (Penguin Classics)

by Benedicta Ward

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Published by Penguin Classics .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages240
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Open LibraryOL7355392M
ISBN 100140447318
ISBN 109780140447316

The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. 6, likes 31 talking about this. Also know as the "Apothegmata", The Sayings is a collection of spiritual wisdom from the earliest pioneers of Christian. The following are excerpts from what is widely known in the Coptic Church as "Bustan al-rohbaan" (The Monks' Garden), also referred to in English as the "Paradise of the Desert Fathers". Bustan al-rohbann is not a single book, rather it is a collection of sayings and .

Read "The Desert Fathers Book 2" by Countess Hahn-Hahn available from Rakuten Kobo. Within these pages lay some the greatest ascetic wisdom a pen has ever volume continues the . The Desert Fathers were men of the late 3rd and 4th Centuries who went to live in the desert. The Egyptian Desert was the most common locale. At first they lived mostly alone, but later, formed loose-knit communities, and later, close-knit ones. As the Church was emerging from persecution many of them had become disenchanted Continue reading "Engaging Stories of the Desert Fathers and the.

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The Desert Fathers is a handy introduction to the sayings and stories of the earliest contemplatives--the men and women who, in the fourth century, escaped towns and cities to seek God and wrestle with demons in the deserts of Africa The Desert Fathers book Asia Minor.

Some of these stories (such as the life of St. Anthony, the first monk) read almost like sci-fi, with their exuberant miracles exploding in exotic. The Book of the Elders translated by John Wortley — a big and expensive book, but probably the largest collection of sayings by the Desert Mothers and Fathers currently available.

This. The Desert Fathers (along with Desert Mothers) were early Christian hermits, ascetics, and monks who lived mainly in the Scetes desert of Egypt beginning around the third century Apophthegmata Patrum is a collection of the wisdom of some of the early desert monks and nuns, in print as Sayings of the Desert most well known was Anthony the Great, who moved to the desert in AD.

Books shelved as desert-fathers: The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection by Benedicta Ward, The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Ear. The Desert Fathers book. Read 23 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. By the fourth century A.D., devout Christians--men and women ali /5.

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The Book of Mystical Chapters: Meditations on the Soul's Ascent, from the Desert Fathers and Other Early Christian ContemplativesReviews: 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.

Find thousands of LDS books, movies, music and more. Looking for an LDS related gift. Find it at Deseret Book. Our Benedictine monastic community near Abiquiu, New Mexico, warmly welcomes you to our Abbey on the banks of the Chama River.

We welcome both day visitors and overnight guests for self-directed retreats. We celebrate mass daily, and invite you to pray with us. This monastic community is possible only by the generous support of friends like you. Fathers of the Desert was first published in English in The book describes the beliefs, lives and practices of a number of individual desert fathers and groups like the Anchorites.

It also goes into details about the general spiritual life in the first six centuries in the Middleast. The desert fathers and mothers lived in huts or isolated monasteries, fasting, praying, and drawing inspiration from Christ’s time in the wilderness. Anthony the Great is the most famous of the desert fathers and the founder of desert monasticism.

Of course, many of these holy men and women had access to the liturgy; but others, who’s. Glossary Definition. The phrase "desert fathers" encompasses an influential fourth century group of hermits and cenobites who settled in the Egyptian desert.

The origins of Western monasticism lie in these primitive hermitages and religious communities. Paul of Thebes is the first hermit recorded to set the tradition of monastic asceticism and contemplation, and Pachomius of Thebaid is.

Desert Fathers, early Christian hermits whose practice of asceticism in the Egyptian desert, beginning in the 3rd century, formed the basis of Christian of these hermits, Pachomius of the Thebaid (c. ad –; see Pachomius, Saint), who organized nine monasteries for men and two for women, is credited with being the founder of cenobitic (communal) monasticism in the Western.

Benedicta Ward's The Lives of the Desert Fathers (Cistercian, ) is a full translation of (2) and R. Price's Cyril of Scythopolis: The Lives of the Monks of Palestine (Cistercian, ) is.

Find a huge variety of new & used Desert Fathers books online including bestsellers & rare titles at the best prices. Shop Desert Fathers books at Alibris. The earliest Christian monks inhabited the desert land of the Middle East starting at the end of the second century AD.

Known as the “Desert Fathers”, they left everything in search of knowing Jesus Christ by making the Gospels absolutely integral to their daily lives. They wanted to commit themselves totally (body, soul, mind, and will) to. This is the best book I have ever read, excluding the bible. It is so helpful and gives you the greatest advice.

When reading about what the desert fathers have to say, you get so intuned with it and makes you to try to live a good life.5/5(5). The Sayings of the Desert Fathers Pambo, Pistus, Pior, Pityrion, Pistamon, Peter the Pionite, Paphnutius, Paul, Paul the Barbar, Paul the Great, Paul the Simple, Peter of Dios Apophthegmata Patrum.

"The Desert Fathers" is the perfect introduction to the stories and sayings of these heroic pioneers of the contemplative tradition. Selected and translated by Helen Waddell, "The Desert Fathers" opens a window onto early Christianity while presenting us with touching human models of faith, humility, and compassion/5(4).

The words and stories of the Desert Fathers shall not die out. There have been numerous holy writers, St Alphonsus for example, who used the sayings of Desert Fathers to teach (see his book Conformity with the Divine Will).

Thomas A Kempis, in the Imitation of Christ, held. The Desert Fathers is the perfect introduction to the stories and sayings of these heroic pioneers of the contemplative tradition.

Selected and translated by Helen Waddell, The Desert Fathers opens a window onto early Christianity while presenting us with touchingly human .THE SAYINGS Of THE DESERT FATHERS With Kind Permission Of Cistercian Publication Title of the book - The Sayings of the Desert Fathers Name of the translator - Sister Benedicta Ward SLG Publisher - Cistercian Publication Address of the published - WMU Station, Kalamazoo, Michigan.Buy a cheap copy of The Way of the Heart: Desert book by Henri J.M.

Nouwen. The modern classic that interweaves the solitude, silence, and prayer of the fourth- and fifth-century Egyptian Desert Fathers and Mothers with our contemporary Free shipping over $/5(7).