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Number of Pages: 174
Vendor: Ignatius Press
Publication Date: 2011
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In The Heart of the Desert: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and MothersJohn Chryssavgis, Kallistos WareWorld Wisdom Books / 2008 / Trade Paperback$17.96 Retail:
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This book takes the reader back to the hour when monasticism was born and describes the life of those revolutionary Christians who sought God in the Egyptian desert. The focus of the book is the life and work of Saint Anthony, whose experiences of the spiritual life have a timeless beauty and validity, even for those not called to live as a monk.
The second half of the book presents other Desert Fathers, such as Paul of Thebes, Pachomius, and Simeon Stylites, as well as the great founders of the monastic communities in Western Europe who were inspired by them: John Cassian, Columban, and Benedict, for example.