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The desert fathers : translations from the Latin

Author: Helen Waddell
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1998.
Series: Vintage spiritual classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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By the fourth century AD, devout Christians had begun to retreat from cities and villages to the deserts of North Africa and Asia Minor, where they sought liberation from their corrupt society amd  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Waddell
ISBN: 0375700196 9780375700194
OCLC Number: 37935251
Notes: Originally published: London : Constable, 1936.
Description: xxix, 220 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The life of St. Paul the first hermit --
History of the monks of Egypt --
The saying of the fathers --
Of Accidie: of mortification --
fragments from the Paradisus of Palladius --
The Pratum spirituale of John Moschus --
The life of St. Pelagia the harlot --
The life of St. Mary the harlot.
Series Title: Vintage spiritual classics.
Other Titles: Vitae patrum.
Responsibility: with an introduction by Helen Waddell.
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