THE WISDOM OF THE DESERT FATHERS

By (author)BENEDICTA WARD

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The Egyptian desert was home to the first Christian monks, who went there in the fourth century to live, work and commune with God. They became legends in their own time, and their stories and sayings have remained among the most popular and influential in the entire history of Western spirituality. So great was their wisdom that those who knew them likened them to trees, for just as trees make oxygen to purify the air, so these men and women helped to cleanse the world’s spiritual atmosphere with their prayers.
ISBN: 0745939759
Publisher: LION PUBLISHING
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Author: BENEDICTA WARD

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0745939759

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1998

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48

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Benedicta Ward is a reader in the history of early Christian spirituality at the Theology Faculty in Oxford. She has translated The Prayers and Meditations of St. Anselm for Penguin Classics.

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