The Wisdom of the Desert

The Wisdom of the Desert

Sayings From the Desert Fathers of the Fourth Century

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Blackwell North Amer
In the fourth century, the wildernesses of Egypt and Palestine were inhabited by a strange breed of spiritual nonconformists: the first Christian hermits. Thomas Merton's affection for these "Desert Fathers" shines in this much-loved treasury of their acts and words of wisdom. His free translation from the Latin source Verba Senorium illuminates their radical lives with insight and humor and sets them in close relation to Zen recluses, Hindu renunciants, and all those who have ever fled conventional life in search of higher wisdom.

Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2004, c1960
Edition: 1st Shambhala Library ed
ISBN: 9781590300398
1590300394
Characteristics: viii, 191 p. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Merton, Thomas 1915-1968

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