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Meet seven ancient pilgrims who followed Christ into the wilderness---of land and heart. Translating the writings of early monks such as Antony, Abba Pambo, and Syncletica of Palestine, Vivian supplies helpful historical and theological background to guide you through the strange and distant world of the desert ascetic. 207 pages, softcover from Augsburg/Fortress.
Saint Antony, Abba Pambo, Syncletica of Palestine, Saint George of Choziba, Abba Aaron, Saint Theognius, Saint Omnophrius come to life through translations og biographical documents from Greek and Coptic. Discussion of women, the structure of a monastery, miracles and relics, and the cult of the saints illuminates the text.