In the Heart of the Desert: Revised Edition: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

In the Heart of the Desert: Revised Edition: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

by John Chryssavgis
     
 

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Father John's inspiring introduction to the spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers brings their words to life for the modern reader. These key figures of the early church chose lives of hardship and solitude, where they could point their hearts away from the outward world and toward an introspective path of God's calling in a deliberate and individual way.… See more details below

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Father John's inspiring introduction to the spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers brings their words to life for the modern reader. These key figures of the early church chose lives of hardship and solitude, where they could point their hearts away from the outward world and toward an introspective path of God's calling in a deliberate and individual way. Contains a Foreword by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, the second highest ranking Orthodox Bishop in England.

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Library Journal

The latest in a decadeslong rehabilitation of the hermits who went to the deserts of Egypt in the third and fourth centuries C.E. not for self-discovery but to make a strenuous private journey toward blessedness. Neither a new complete translation of the ancient texts nor a simple anthology of sayings, Chryssavgis's (Understanding Orthodox Christianity Today) book instead offers a capsule history while addressing key issues, such as the desert environment itself. With consistent use of sayings and anecdotes to draw parallels useful to the modern reader; for most collections.


—Graham Christian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933316567
Publisher:
World Wisdom
Publication date:
09/25/2008
Series:
The Library of Perennial Philosophy
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
396,697
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
960L (what's this?)

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