Desert Fathers : Translations from the Latin


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Waddell's selection and translation, first published in 1936, has become a minor classic in its own right. It includes material from Jerome's 'Life of St. Paul,' The History of the Monks of Egypt,several collections of Sayings of the Fathers, and selections from Cassian, Palladius, John Moschus, and more. Preface by M. Basil Pennington.

An Eighth Day View:

By the fourth century A.D., devout Christians--men and women alike--had begun to retreat from cities and villages to the deserts of North Africa and Asia Minor, where they sought liberation from their corrupt society and the confining shell of the social self. 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 models of faith, humility, and compassion. With a new Preface by the Cistercian monk, writer, and revered teacher of contemplative prayer M. Basil Pennington, author of O Holy Mountain and Challenges in Prayer.

"God is our home but many of us have strayed from our native land. The venerable authors of these Spiritual Classics are expert guides--may we follow their directions home."
--Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Title:: Desert Fathers : Translations from the Latin


Categories: Primary Sources,

Publisher: Random House Inc: May 1998

ISBN Number:: 0375700196

ISBN Number: 13: 9780375700194

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 160673