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An Introduction to the Desert Fathers (Paperback): John Wortley

An Introduction to the Desert Fathers (Paperback)

John Wortley

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Christian monasticism emerged in the Egyptian deserts in the fourth century AD. This introduction explores its origins and subsequent development and what it aimed to achieve, including the obstacles that it encountered; for the most part making use of the monks' own words as they are preserved (in Greek) primarily in the so-called Sayings of the Desert Fathers. Mainly focussing on monastic settlements in the Nitrian Desert (especially at Scete), it asks how the monks prayed, ate, drank and slept, as well as how they discharged their obligations both to earn their own living by handiwork and to exercise hospitality. It also discusses the monks' degree of literacy, as well as women in the desert and Pachomius and his monasteries in Upper Egypt. Written in straightforward language, the book is accessible to all students and scholars, and anyone with a general interest in this important and fascinating phenomenon.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 2019
Authors: John Wortley
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-1-108-70372-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity
Books > Humanities > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > History of religion
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Early Church
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Early Church
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > History of religion
Books > Christianity
Books > Christianity > Early Church
LSN: 1-108-70372-0
Barcode: 9781108703727

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