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Desert banquet : a year of wisdom from the Desert Mothers and Fathers

Author: David G R Keller
Publisher: Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, ©2011.
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The wisdom of the desert fathers and mothers lies in their experiences of solitude, prayer, community life, work, and care for their neighbors. Their goal was transformation of their lives through openness to the presence and energy of God in Christ. They taught by example and by sharing narratives and sayings that reflect the deep human psychological and spiritual aspects of their journey toward authentic human  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Meditations
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G R Keller
ISBN: 9780814633878 0814633870 9780814633885 0814633889
OCLC Number: 320800404
Description: xix, 279 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: January : withdrawing from the world --
February : the cell --
March : praxis: caring for one's soul --
April : beginning and sustaining an ascetic life --
May : the mystery of human transformation --
June : the art of monastic life --
July : patience --
August : persistence in prayer and work --
September : humility --
October : facing the reality of sin, lack of progress, and hardships --
November : human transformation in Christ : following the path from image to likeness --
December : the legacy of the desert fathers and mothers.
Responsibility: David G.R. Keller.

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Even in a world of shrinking desert locations, Desert Banquet can help us establish the environment necessary to recreate the essential spiritual values of the ancient desert experience: solitude, Read more...

 
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