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An edition of The Desert Fathers (1957)

The Desert Fathers

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This edition was published in by University of Michigan Press

Written in English

216 pages

The Desert Fathers is a handy introduction to the sayings and stories of the earliest contemplatives--the men and women who, in the fourth century, escaped towns and cities to seek God and wrestle with demons in the deserts of Africa and Asia Minor. Some of these stories (such as the life of St. Anthony, the first monk) read almost like sci-fi, with their exuberant miracles exploding in exotic locations. All of them help readers understand the value and danger of liberating oneself from the constrictions of society.

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March 1, 1957, University of Michigan Press
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The Desert Fathers is a handy introduction to the sayings and stories of the earliest contemplatives--the men and women who, in the fourth century, escaped towns and cities to seek God and wrestle with demons in the deserts of Africa and Asia Minor. Some of these stories (such as the life of St. Anthony, the first monk) read almost like sci-fi, with their exuberant miracles exploding in exotic locations. All of them help readers understand the value and danger of liberating oneself from the constrictions of society.

The Desert Fathers

This edition was published in by University of Michigan Press


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Ann Arbor Paperbacks

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
216
Dimensions
8 x 5 x inches
Weight
8 ounces

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OL7632593M
Internet Archive
desertfathersann00hele
ISBN 10
0472060082
ISBN 13
9780472060085
Library Thing
88191
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1401389

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