The Desert Fathers

[PDF] The Desert Fathers | by ¼ Helen Waddell M. Basil Pennington - The Desert Fathers, The Desert Fathers 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 cor [PDF] The Desert Fathers | by ¼ Helen Waddell M. Basil Pennington - The Desert Fathers, The Desert Fathers 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 cor

  • Title: The Desert Fathers
  • Author: Helen Waddell M. Basil Pennington
  • ISBN: 9780375700194
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback
The Desert Fathers

[PDF] The Desert Fathers | by ¼ Helen Waddell M. Basil Pennington, The Desert Fathers, Helen Waddell M. Basil Pennington, The Desert Fathers 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 contemplBy the four [PDF] The Desert Fathers | by ¼ Helen Waddell M. Basil Pennington - The Desert Fathers, The Desert Fathers 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 cor

  • [PDF] The Desert Fathers | by ¼ Helen Waddell M. Basil Pennington
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The Desert Fathers

About “Helen Waddell M. Basil Pennington

  • Helen Waddell M. Basil Pennington

    Helen Jane Waddell was a British scholar, translator and author.



133 thoughts on “The Desert Fathers

  • I read this as an undergrad and grad student, and it s a fascinating look at early monastic life Some of the desert fathers and mothers a few women are included here, but there is a separate volume of writings by early female monastics are a bit overboard It s interesting reading, though, as we see adherents of a new faith trying to find their way and learn how to live consistently with the Gospel This batch of new Christians has retreated from the world, trying to work out their salvation with [...]


  • Beautiful prose translations of the Life of Paul, the Lives of the Desert Fathers, the Sayings of the Desert Fathers I recommend this as an additional read to Benedicta Ward s Lives of the Desert Fathers since the selection of texts is broader.


  • nhwvejournal 892620ml return return Helen Waddell has selected her favourite bits from the Sayings of the Desert Fathers compiled by Pelagius in the early fourth century, perhaps a third of it, and then added on various other texts, concluding with the Lives of St Pelagia the Harlot and St Mary the Harlot, which are about as exciting as you would expect return return a fascinating insight into the lives and mentalities of the first Christian monastics men and women who felt that they must go and [...]


  • A meze plate of early Christian hagiographies, with characterful, almost eccentric introductions drawing attention to the wealth of other material available, both translated and untranslated Often it seems like Hagiographies all sound the same, but this collection also manages to demontrate how varied and suprising they can be JM


  • This is an amazing book The sayings and stories of the Desert Fathers is insightful I m not even Catholic and I find these stories about so absolutely inspirational even I am amazed Perhaps modern churches should head backwards instead of always saying they are forward looking Just sayin eh


  • These guys kicked booty in an hour than you and all your urbane friends could even think about kicking if you ever even got up off the sofa Smart, dedicated, and tough as nails that s what I m talking about Smackdown Desert style.


  • I spent most of 2011 slowly reading the saying of the Desert Fathers as translated in this book It contains mass amounts of wisdom through direct language and through storytelling I recommend it to the max.


  • I didn t see it as something where I agreed with the message of every story and saying some don t agree with each other , but it is a different kind of wisdom than you will get anywhere else in the world.


  • Lots of great wisdom here Even if you only have a few minutes, put this book by your bed and you can glean so much just from reading a few of these sayings from the Desert Fathers.





  • One of the few college textbooks I wish I had not sold back to the book store Though, I m not sure if this is the correct one


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