Desert Fathers: Saint Anthony and the Beginnings of Monasticism  -     By: Peter H. Gorg
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Desert Fathers: Saint Anthony and the Beginnings of Monasticism

Ignatius Press / 2011 / Paperback

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In the late third century, Christians withdrew to the desert so as to live for God under the direction of a spiritual father. Gorg engagingly describes the spirituality of leading lights like Anthony, Pachomius, Simeon Stylites, as well as founders of monastic communities inspired by them (e.g., Benedict, Cassian, Columban). Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 174
Vendor: Ignatius Press
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 1586174452
ISBN-13: 9781586174453
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In the late third century, more and more people withdrew to the radical seclusion of the desert so as to live entirely for God under the direction of a spiritual father. Among these "Desert Fathers" one figure is especially preeminent: Saint Anthony the Hermit.

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.

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