The Desert Fathers : sayings of the early Christian monks

translated and with an introduction by Benedicta Ward

The Desert Fathers were the first Christian monks, living in solitude in the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, and Syria. In contrast to the formalised and official theology of the "founding fathers" of the church, the Desert Fathers were ordinary Christians who chose to renounce the world and live lives of celibacy, fasting, vigil, prayer and poverty in direct and simple response to the gospel. Their sayings were first recorded in the 4th century and consist of spiritual advice, anecdotes and parables. The Desert Fathers' teachings and lives have inspired poetry, opera and art, as well as providing spiritual nourishment and a template for monastic life.

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書名 The Desert Fathers : sayings of the early Christian monks
著作者等 Ward, Benedicta
シリーズ名 Penguin classics
出版元 Penguin Books
刊行年月 2003
ページ数 xxviii, 201 p.
大きさ 20 cm.
ISBN 0140447318
NCID BA66425219
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言語 英語
原文言語 ラテン語
出版国 イギリス