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sayings of the desert fathers

sayings of the desert fathers

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Published by A. R. Mowbray & Co., Cistercian Publications in London, [Kalamazoo, Mich.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christian literature, Early.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementTranslated by Benedicta Ward, SLG; Foreward by Metropolitan Anthony.
    SeriesCistercian studies series -- no. 59
    ContributionsWard, Benedicta, 1933- tr.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii., 228 p.,
    Number of Pages228
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16208499M

    The sayings of the Desert Fathers are not puffed up statements from men who have spent time in universities, but rather in weeping, praying and working. The wisdom of these Desert Fathers speak with that same simplicity which comes from our Lord Jesus Christ “If any man will follow me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross” (Mark ). About this Item: Cistercian Publications June , Paper Back. Condition: New. This classic Western translation of the sayings of the Desert Fathers has played a crucial role in the formation of Christian spirituality and has led countless men and women into the desert questing for a truer knowledge of God and themselves.

    Desert Wisdom contains some hundred "sayings" of the desert fathers, each accompanied by playful illustrations by Japanese artist Yushi Nomura. Bridging East and West, the simple truths of Desert Wisdom remain as fresh and vital to Christians today as they were to the disciples who first heard and recorded them. The Sayings of the Desert Fathers The Monks and hermits practiced solitude, silence, hospitality, asceticism, fasting, and charity. These desert fathers and mothers, the abbas and ammas, gave advice and counsel to those who came to them with the request "Give me a word." These sayings are filled with ethical injunctions, parables, and folk.

    The personal tones of the translations, the blend of reverence and humor so characteristic of him, show how deeply Merton identified with the legendary authors of these sayings and parables, the fourth-century Christian Fathers who sought solitude and contemplation in the deserts of the Near East. The hermits of Screte who turned their backs on a corrupt society remarkably like our 4/5(9). Buy The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection by Benedicta Ward online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now.


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Previously available only in fragments, these Sayings of the Desert Fathers are now accessible in its entirety in English for the first time.

We have a great deal to learn from their integrity and their unrelenting courage, from their vision of God - so Holy, so great, possessed of such a love, that nothing less than one's sayings of the desert fathers book being could respond to it/5(). The Book of the Elders: Sayings of the Desert Fathers: Th and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle.

Learn more. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App/5(4). Wonderful collection of the sayings of the Desert Fathers (and Mothers). The 'Sayings' are arranged topically.

The material included in this volume include parables, stories, legends, wise sayings, dialogues and visions. The diversity of the material is matched only by the diversity of the desert monks themselves/5. desert is delivered from three conflicts: hearing, speech, and sight; there is only one conflict for him and that is with fornication.' Some brothers came to find Abba Anthony to tell him about the visions they were having, and to find out from him if they were true or if they came from the demons.

They had a donkey, which died on the Size: KB. 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/5(4).

The desert fathers wanted to get away from a church co-opted by empire and a Christian faith grown cold and listless. They retreated to the desert to do battle against demons and against their own worst desires.

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. It has helped me fight temptation. I will recommend this book to anyone who wants to change their old lifestyle and live a 5/5(5). Read The Desert Fathers PDF by Benedicta Ward Penguin Listen to The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks (Penguin Classics) audiobook by Benedicta Ward Read Online The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks (Penguin Classics) ebook by Benedicta Ward Find out The Desert Fathers Benedicta Ward PDF download Get The Desert Fathers Reviews: 1.

Alphabetical Collection. On A Holy Life. On Compunction. On Contemplation. On Doing Nothing For Show. On Fortitude. On Hospitality. On Humility. On Judgement of Another. On Living Soberly. On Love. When the soul knows the love of God by the Holy Spirit, then he clearly feels that the Lord is our own Father, the closest, dearest Father, the best.

And there is not greater happiness that to love God with all the mind and heart, and our neighbor as ourself. When the latter came to see the old man he asked him, "Father, why are you weeping?" "I am weeping over my sins," the old man answered him.

Then his disciple said, "You do not have any sins, Father." The old man replied, "Truly, my child, if I were allowed to see my sins, three or four men would not be enough to weep for them.".

John Wortley is emeritus professor at the University of Manitoba and an Anglican priest. His previous publications include The Book of the Elders, Paul of Monembasia, and The Spiritual Meadow (all from Cistercian Publications) as well as Skylitzes’ Synopsis of Byzantine History and The Anonymous Sayings of the Desert Fathers, both from Cambridge University : fragments, these Sayings of the Desert Fathers are now accessible in its entirety in English for the first time.

'We have a great deal to learn from their integrity and their unrelenting courage, from their vision of God - so holy, so great, possessed of such a love, that nothingFile Size: 1MB. 'Give me a word, Father', visitors to early desert monks asked. The responses of these pioneer ascetics were remembered and in the fourth century written down in Coptic, Syriac, Greek, and later Latin.

Their Sayings were collected, in this case in the alphabetical order of the monks and nuns who uttered them, and read by generations of Christians as life-giving words that would Brand: Cistercian Publications.

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 ‘words’ the monks gave were collected and passed around among those too far away or too feeble to make the trek themselves – or lived generations later.

Previously available only in fragments, these Sayings of the Desert Fathers are now. Description: The Tales and Sayings of the Desert Fathers (Apophthegmata Patrum) are a key source of evidence for the practice and theory respectively of eremitic monasticism, a significant phenomenon within the early history of Christianity.

The publication of this book finally ensures the availability of all three major collections which constitute the work, edited and translated into. 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 Followers: K.

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 AD. The Apophthegmata Patrum is a collection of the wisdom of some of the early desert monks and nuns, in print as Sayings.

The 'words' the monks gave were collected and passed around among those too far away or too feeble to make the trek themselves - and to those of us living generations later.

Previously available only in fragments, these Sayings of the Desert Fathers are more accessible in its entirety in English for the first time. The Desert Fathers were the first Christian monks, living in solitude in the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, and Syria.

In contrast to the formalised and official theology of the "founding fathers" of the church, the Desert Fathers 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/5(48).The sayings of the Desert Fathers: the alphabetical collection | Benedicta Ward | download | B–OK.

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