Harlots of the Desert: A Study of Repentance in Early Monastic Sources (Cistercian Studies Series, 106)

By: BENEDICTA WARD

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A collection of five short tales of the sinful person who repents. Included are the Biblical Mary Magdalen and later elaborations of her tradition, St. Mary of Egypt, an image of repentance in the Lenten liturgical tradition, and three stories of penitent harlots from the Vita Patrum. Sister Benedicta Ward provides introductions and critical notes for these stories, which together form a thoughtful study of early Christian metanoia. Very minor cover wear, firm binding, pristine text.


An Eighth Day View:


Beauty consuming itself like incense burnt before God in solitude: these stories of penitent women from the fourth- century egyptian desert fascinated Christians in antiquity and throughout the Middle Ages.

Title:: Harlots of the Desert: A Study of Repentance in Early Monastic Sources (Cistercian Studies Series, 106)

Author:: BENEDICTA WARD

Categories: Primary Sources,

Publisher: Cistercian Publications: December 1987

ISBN Number:: 0879076062

ISBN Number: 13: 9780879076061

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: Used - Like New

Seller ID:: 167274