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Harlots of the desert : a study of repentance in early monastic sources

Author: Benedicta Ward
Publisher: Kalamazoo, Michigan : Cistercian Publications INC, [1987] ©1987
Series: Cistercian studies series, no. 106.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stories of conversion have always attracted mankind's attention, and this was especially so among the monks of the ancient and medieval world. In the literature of fourth-century Egypt, alongside the wise sayings of the Desert Fathers and the stories illustrating their way of life, there are also the accounts of the lives of the harlots, Pelagia, Maria, Thaïs, Mary of Egypt and a number of lesser figures, all of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ward, Benedicta, 1933-
Harlots of the desert.
Kalamazoo, Mich. : Cistercian Publications, [1987]
(OCoLC)567987995
Online version:
Ward, Benedicta, 1933-
Harlots of the desert.
Kalamazoo, Mich. : Cistercian Publications, [1987]
(OCoLC)607635773
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benedicta Ward
ISBN: 087907406X 9780879074067 0879076062 9780879076061 026467152X 9780264671529 0264667395 9780264667393
OCLC Number: 17515110
Notes: Includes translations of Latin texts selected from the Vitae patrum.
Description: ix, 113 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The theme of repentance --
St Mary Magdalene : the biblical model of repentance --
St Mary of Egypt : the liturgical icon of repentance --
Pelagia : beauty riding by --
Thaïs : how to receive a gift --
Maria the niece of Abraham : an image of salvation --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cistercian studies series, no. 106.
Other Titles: Vitae patrum.
Responsibility: Benedicta Ward S.L.G.

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