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The Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton

Title The Wisdom of the Desert
Author Thomas Merton
Publisher New Directions Publishing
Release 1970
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 81
ISBN 9780811201025
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"The ascetics of Scete and the Thebaid in the Egyptian Desert have been more often admired than known or understood. Translations by such scholars as Helen Waddell have done much to restore the true perspective. This new selection from the Latin 'Sayings of the Fathers' (Verba Seniorum) has been made by Thomas Merton with a special purpose. It is not only a translation and selection, but a new monastic redaction in the spirit of our own time. Merton has felt free, as a monk, to do what generations of monks before him have done. He has made a wholly independent and original use of material which is the traditional basis of Christian monastic spirituality." -- Dust jacket.

Title The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers
Author Henry L. Carrigan
Publisher Paraclete Essentials
Release 2010
Category Religion
Total Pages 129
ISBN 9781557257802
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the fourth century, thousands of men and women fled into the Egyptian desert seeking to recapture the passion of the earliest Christians through lives of prayer and solitude. As records of the wisdom and purity of these "Desert Fathers and Mothers" spread through the Roman Empire, Christians streamed to their caves seeking counsel on the interior life. The hermits' ascetic practices and sagacious words were a shining witness to a living faith that could be woven into the fabric of daily life—offering timeless wisdom for Christians of any era. This volume contains Athanasius' famous The Life of St. Antony, St. Jerome's The Life of Paul the Hermit, and the collected sayings of many of the desert fathers and mothers. Encouraging humility, patience, prayer, introspection, and love, they teach that contemplative practice opens the door to eternal wisdom for daily life.

Wisdom of the Desert by James O' Hannay

Title Wisdom of the Desert
Author James O' Hannay
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc
Release 2013-03-07
Category Religion
Total Pages
ISBN 1257612131
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Within these pages lay some the greatest ascetic wisdom a pen has ever etched. What is within these pages are the words, thoughts and lives of some of the greatest men and women who left everything in the known world to find their calling within the desert. During the fall of the Roman Empire, (300-500 A.D.) there was also a migration of all walks of life and country leaving what was then the mightiest known empire, who had bestowed upon its citizens all that they could hope for. Some were wealthy, some were not, what mattered most was their inner commitment to God and the acceptance of the ascetic passage in their quest for unification with God. From within the rugged terrain of the, Lower Egyptian to the Sinai Desert, these individuals came to live out there remaining existence among the most barren and hospitable area.

Title The Wisdom of the Desert
Author
Publisher Shambhala Publications
Release 1994-01-18
Category Religion
Total Pages 143
ISBN 9780877739760
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Merton's favorites among his own books-surely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit.

Silence and Honey Cakes by Rowan Williams

Title Silence and Honey Cakes
Author Rowan Williams
Publisher Lion Books
Release 2011-08-19
Category Religion
Total Pages 128
ISBN 0745958222
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rowan Williams goes back to the 4th century desert fathers and mothers for inspiration and insight, discovering that their spirituality resonates strongly with aspects of the modern spiritual search. He uses examination of their stories and sayings as a starting point for his own reflections on topics such as: living in relationship with others; discovering the truth about ourselves; reassessing our priorities; silence and the importance of language; living in a fearless community; living within our limitations; life and death; staying and leaving.

Title The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers
Author
Publisher Cistercian Publications
Release 1986
Category Religion
Total Pages 66
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this collection of Sayings, arranged under subject headings, the monks and nuns of fourth-century Egypt show us that the spirituality of the desert is for everyone. Their teaching speaks to any who follow the way of Christ; it is concerned more with action and behaviour than with mystical experience, with compassion, forbearance, self-knowledge and facing inner conflict.

The Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton

Title The Wisdom of the Desert
Author Thomas Merton
Publisher Continuum
Release 1996-12
Category Aphorisms and apothegms
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9780860122760
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Merton's translation of a collection of sayings of the Desert Fathers is accompanied by an insightful introduction.

Title Wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers
Author Philip Bochanski
Publisher Tan Books
Release 2020-02-20
Category Religion
Total Pages 220
ISBN 9781505114157
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Seek for meetings with holy men and women." These words from fifth-century bishop Palladius ring as true today as they did 1600 years ago. Palladius wrote of his visit to the deserts of Egypt where he spent a decade in conversation with some of the many men and women who lived in caves, huts and monasteries, seeking solitude for prayer and a life "alone with God alone." And now you can visit those same holy mystics and hermit. Through their own words, you will learn: how they were able to make a complete offering of themselves to God acquire great wisdom and insight into the spiritual life, spread this great wisdom across the desert...and the world and how you can bring their holiness and wisdom to bear in a busy world Even in their own time, the greatest and wisest of these monks and nuns were recognized as abbas ("fathers") and ammas ("mothers"), and their life stories and their sayings were collected and widely, but through the years we have unfortunately lost connection to these holy ones. Like the monks themselves, the teachings of the desert are characterized by their simplicity, their practicality, and their timelessness. Although they were developed amid circumstances quite different from modern urban life, you will find them readily adaptable and applicable to your own daily circumstances.

The Wisdom of the Desert by Wisdom ...

Title The Wisdom of the Desert
Author Wisdom ...
Publisher
Release 1961
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Wisdom of the Desert by Thomas Merton

Title The Wisdom of the Desert
Author Thomas Merton
Publisher
Release 1979
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Total Pages 81
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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