Words to Live By: Journeys in Ancient and Modern Egyptian Monasticism  -     By: Tim Vivian
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Words to Live By: Journeys in Ancient and Modern Egyptian Monasticism

Cistercian / 2005 / Paperback

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In late antiquity, younger men would ask more experienced monks for a saving word, a word of advice, or wise counsel on how to live. Vivian shares his personal account of journeys to Egyptian monasteries, then translates texts that have guided the church for centuries. 328 pages, softcover. Cistercian.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 328
Vendor: Cistercian
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0879076577
ISBN-13: 9780879076573

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Give me a word, Father. From the time of Saint Antony 'at least 'younger monks would ask older, experienced monks, abbas or ammas ( 'fathers ' or 'mothers '), for a saving word, for advice, for wise counsel on how to live. In this book, Coptic scholar and priest Tim Vivian shares personal accounts of journeys to present-day monasteries in Egypt, and translations of ancient texts exemplifying the 'words, ' the insights that have guided desert monks for nearly two millennia. Those who study the monastic tradition professionally and those who search it spiritually will find matter for reflection here.

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