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The Resource The Desert Fathers : sayings of the early Christian monks, translated and with an introduction by Benedicta Ward

The Desert Fathers : sayings of the early Christian monks, translated and with an introduction by Benedicta Ward

Label
The Desert Fathers : sayings of the early Christian monks
Title
The Desert Fathers
Title remainder
sayings of the early Christian monks
Statement of responsibility
translated and with an introduction by Benedicta Ward
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"The desert fathers provided the inspiration for Christian spirituality throughout the Middle Ages and beyond. The men and women who first embraced the life of solitude in the deserts of Egypt, Palestine and Syria were seldom clerics or scholars. Yet these uneducated peasants, shepherds, itinerant traders, former slaves and prostitutes soon attracted so many followers they were said to have turned the desert into a city. From the fourth century onwards, along with biographies and full-length treatises, their reflections were brought together and widely circulated. Powerful and moving in their depth of religious conviction and wholehearted, even joyful, commitment to poverty, simplicity and humility, the sayings directly influenced the Rule of Saint Benedict, and set the pattern for Western monasticism." "This edition makes freshly accessible the most influential Latin collection of sayings. The new English translations follow the original Latin organization around themes important to the monks, such as charity, fortitude, lust, patience, prayer, self-control and visions."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
248.2
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Greek
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Penguin classics
Label
The Desert Fathers : sayings of the early Christian monks, translated and with an introduction by Benedicta Ward
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4E7AC136-8965-42D2-A813-CA4C883EC529
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxvi-xxviii)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn773693519
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 201 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101488485
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4E7AC136-8965-42D2-A813-CA4C883EC529
System control number
(OCoLC)773693519
Label
The Desert Fathers : sayings of the early Christian monks, translated and with an introduction by Benedicta Ward
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4E7AC136-8965-42D2-A813-CA4C883EC529
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxvi-xxviii)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn773693519
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 201 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101488485
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4E7AC136-8965-42D2-A813-CA4C883EC529
System control number
(OCoLC)773693519

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