Released on 2013-03-07Categories Religion

The Desert Fathers : Book 1

The Desert Fathers : Book 1

Author: Countess Hahn-Hahn

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781257515585

Category: Religion

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What is within these pages are the words, thoughts and lives of some of the greatest men and women who left everything in the known world to find their calling within the desert. During the fall of the Roman Empire, (300-500 A.D.) there was also a migration of all walks of life and country leaving what was then the mightiest known empire, who had bestowed upon its citizens all that they could hope for. From the caves and towers comes the likes of St Anthanius, St. Anthony, John Climacus, Paul the Hermit, Abbot Serinus, just to name a few. These men have helped shape our understanding of God and how to approach Him. This indeed is a well-documented work showcasing their insight of both the hearts and thoughts of humanity as we come to struggle and deal with our weaknesses.
Released on 2013-03-08Categories Reference

The Desert Fathers Book 2

The Desert Fathers Book 2

Author: Countess Hahn-Hahn

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781257515028

Category: Reference

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Within these pages lay some the greatest ascetic wisdom a pen has ever etched.This volume continues the work initiated in Book 2 Volume 3 of this series. What is within these pages are the words, thoughts and lives of some of the greatest men and women who left everything in the known world to find their calling within the desert. Some were wealthy, some were not, what mattered most was their inner commitment to God and the acceptance of the ascetic passage in their quest for unification with God. From within the rugged terrain of the, Lower Egyptian to the Sinai Desert, these individuals came to live out there remaining existence among the most barren and hospitable area. Such things were in stark contrast to the glories of Rome. Without these vary individuals within this book, what we have come to know and treasure, as our Christian doctrine and heritage would not be as it is today. These men have helped shape our understanding of God and how to approach Him.
Released on 2014-03-29Categories Religion

Desert Fathers 2

Desert Fathers 2

Author: Ida Hah-hahn

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781300815174

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Within these pages lay some the greatest ascetic wisdom a pen has ever etched. What is within these pages are the words, thoughts and lives of some of the greatest men and women who left everything in the known world to find their calling within the desert. During the fall of the Roman Empire, (300-500 A.D.) there was also a migration of all walks of life and country leaving what was then the mightiest known empire, who had bestowed upon its citizens all that they could hope for. Some were wealthy, some were not, what mattered most was their inner commitment to God and the acceptance of the ascetic passage in their quest for unification with God. From within the rugged terrain of the, Lower Egyptian to the Sinai Desert, these individuals came to live out there remaining existence among the most barren and hospitable area.
Released on 2021-03-15Categories Religion

The Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

The Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

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Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780879071127

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 935

2022 Catholic Media Association second place award in theology: history of theology, church fathers and mothers The Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers offers a new translation of the Greek alphabetical Apophthegmata Patrum, The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. For the first time in an English translation, this volume provides: extensive background and contextual notes significant variant readings in the alphabetical manuscripts and textual differences vis-à-vis the systematic and anonymous Apophthegmata reference notes to both quotations from Scriptures and the many allusions to Scripture in the sayings and stories. In addition, there is an extensive glossary that offers information and further resources on people, places, and significant monastic vocabulary. Perfect for students and enthusiasts of the desert tradition.
Released on 2014-03-29Categories Religion

Desert Fathers

Desert Fathers

Author: Ida Hahn-hahn

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781304992314

Category: Religion

Page: 198

View: 249

Within these pages lay some the greatest ascetic wisdom a pen has ever etched. This volume continues the work initiated in Book 1 Volume 2 of this series. What is within these pages are the words, thoughts and lives of some of the greatest men and women who left everything in the known world to find their calling within the desert. During the fall of the Roman Empire, (300-500 A.D.) there was also a migration of all walks of life and country leaving what was then the mightiest known empire, who had bestowed upon its citizens all that they could hope for. Some were wealthy, some were not, what mattered most was their inner commitment to God and the acceptance of the ascetic passage in their quest for unification with God. From within the rugged terrain of the, Lower Egyptian to the Sinai Desert, these individuals came to live out there remaining existence among the most barren and hospitable area.
Released on 2017-11-07Categories Religion

Living Wisely with the Church Fathers

Living Wisely with the Church Fathers

Author: Christopher A. Hall

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830889181

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 168

Early Christians lived in a culture not unlike our own—in love with empire, infatuated with sex, tolerant of all gods but hostile to the One. Christopher Hall takes us back to that time, conversing with Christian leaders around the ancient Mediterranean world and exploring how this cloud of witnesses challenges us to live an ethical life as a Christ follower.
Released on 2013-03-07Categories Reference

A Concise History of Monks and Monasteries

A Concise History of Monks and Monasteries

Author: Alfred Wishart

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781257616350

Category: Reference

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The aim of this volume is to sketch the history of the monastic institution from its origin to its overthrow in the Reformation period, understandably, although the institution is by no means now extinct, its power was practically broken in the sixteenth century, and no new orders of importance or new types have arisen since that time. It was impracticable in the majority of instances to consult original sources, although intermediate authorities have been studied as widely as possible and the greatest caution has been exercised to avoid those errors, which naturally arise from the use of such avenues of information. Almost every phase of human life is encountered in such an undertaking. Attention is divided between hermits, beggars, diplomatists, statesmen, professors, missionaries, and pontiffs. It is hoped the critical or literary student will appreciate the immense difficulties of an attempt to paint so vast a scene on so small a canvas.
Released on 2003-03-27Categories Religion

The Desert Fathers

The Desert Fathers

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Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141907000

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The Desert Fathers were the first Christian monks, living in solitude in the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, and Syria. In contrast to the formalised and official theology of the "founding fathers" of the church, the Desert Fathers were ordinary Christians who chose to renounce the world and live lives of celibacy, fasting, vigil, prayer and poverty in direct and simple response to the gospel. Their sayings were first recorded in the 4th century and consist of spiritual advice, anecdotes and parables. The Desert Fathers' teachings and lives have inspired poetry, opera and art, as well as providing spiritual nourishment and a template for monastic life.
Released on 2020Categories Religion

ACW 74. Teachings of the Desert Fathers, The

ACW 74. Teachings of the Desert Fathers, The

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Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781587687198

Category: Religion

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An English translation of several Latin collections of the Apophthegmata patrum, including the Commonitiones Sanctorum Patrum, Vitae patrum 6, Paschasius of Dumium’s Geronticon, and excerpts from Vitae patrum 3 and 7.
Released on 1975-02-01Categories Religion

The Sayings of the Desert Fathers

The Sayings of the Desert Fathers

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Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780879079598

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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`Give me a word, Father', visitors to early desert monks asked. The responses of these pioneer ascetics were remembered and in the fourth century written down in Coptic, Syriac, Greek, and later Latin. Their Sayings were collected, in this case in the alphabetical order of the monks and nuns who uttered them, and read by generations of Christians as life-giving words that would help readers along the path to salvation.
Released on 2021-03-15Categories Religion

The Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

The Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

Author:

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780879071097

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 568

The Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers offers a new translation of the Greek alphabetical Apophthegmata Patrum, The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. For the first time in an English translation, this volume provides: • extensive background and contextual notes • significant variant readings in the alphabetical manuscripts and textual differences vis-à-vis the systematic and anonymous Apophthegmata • reference notes to both quotations from Scriptures and the many allusions to Scripture in the sayings and stories. In addition, there is an extensive glossary that offers information and further resources on people, places, and significant monastic vocabulary. Perfect for students and enthusiasts of the desert tradition.
Released on 2014-02-01Categories Religion

The Mystical Writings

The Mystical Writings

Author: Isaac the Syrian

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781936392438

Category: Religion

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Regarding the writings of Isaac, to date, The Mystic Treatises, is perhaps one of, if not the most important work of Isaac of Nineveh. It should be pointed out, early on, that the overriding theme of this work was for one to achieve the attainment of God’s love, the consummate union between man and God. To achieve this ecstasy, an aspirant had to acquire a spiritual, rather than an intellectual, knowledge since he should mentally dismiss much of the world. The Mystic Treatises proposes a way using the three stages, proposed by Plotinus of repentance, purification and illumination, which have also been designated the physical, psychic and spiritual levels of man. It should, however, also be quickly pointed out that Isaac did not organize his thoughts systematically, for he intertwined the three stages, with an overall progression. These three being: Repentance, Purification and Illumination. In time, some will set the three as Purification, Illumination, and Unification.