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Oasis of wisdom : the worlds of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

Author: David G R Keller
Publisher: Collegeville, Minn. : Liturgical Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Introduces readers to the wisdom of the desert elders in the context of their daily lives, presenting their background (historical, cultural, and religious) and describing the environment of solitude, ascetic disciplines, labor, and interactions with other people that was the source of their wisdom"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David G R Keller
ISBN: 0814630340 9780814630341
OCLC Number: 56528192
Description: xxii, 181 pages : 1 map ; 23 cm
Contents: Politeia: The Monastic World of the Desert Fathers and Mothers --
Oikoumene: The Inhabited World Surrounding the Desert Fathers and Mothers --
Sunrise to Sunrise: The Daily Lives of Early Egyptian Desert Elders and Monastic Communities --
The Cell: Meeting God and Ourselves --
Patience: Learning Not to Run from God or Authentic Human Life --
Stillness and Silence: Being Present to God, Ourselves, and the World --
Praxis: An Ascetic Vocation that Forms, Nourishes and Guards the Soul --
Praxis and Labor: The Sanctification of Daily Life --
Humility: Making Christ Tangible --
Two Deserts.
Responsibility: David G.R. Keller.
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