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Desert Fathers and Mothers: Early Christian Wisdom Sayings--Annotated & Explained

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出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Desert Fathers and Mothers: Early Christian Wisdom Sayings--Annotated & Explained:,TimelessandcontemplativesayingsfromtheearliestChristiansagesofdesertspiritu

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內容簡介 Timeless and contemplative sayings from the earliest Christian sages of desert spirituality can be a companion on your own spiritual journey.The desert fathers and mothers were ordinary Christians living in solitude in the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, Syria and Arabia who chose to renounce the world in order to deliberately and individually follow God's call. They embraced lives of celibacy, labor, fasting, prayer and poverty, believing that denouncing material goods and practicing stoic self-discipline would lead to unity with the Divine. Their spiritual practice formed the basis of Western monasticism and greatly influenced both Western and Eastern Christianity.Their writings, first recorded in the fourth century, consist of spiritual advice, parables and anecdotes emphasizing the primacy of love and the purity of heart. Focusing on key themes of charity, fortitude, lust, patience, prayer and self-control, the Sayings influenced the rule of St. Benedict and have inspired centuries of opera, poetry and art.This probing and personal SkyLight Illuminations edition opens up their wisdom for readers with no previous knowledge of Western monasticism and early Christianity. It provides insightful yet unobtrusive commentary that describes historical background, explains the practice of asceticism and illustrates how you can use their wisdom to energize your spiritual quest.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Christine Valters Paintner, PhD, a Benedictine Oblate, is author of Lectio Divina-The Sacred Art: Transforming Words & Images into Heart-Centered Prayer, Desert Fathers and Mothers: Early Christian Wisdom Sayings-Annotated & Explained (both SkyLight Paths) and The Artist's Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom, among other books. She frequently leads retreats and teaches on the wisdom of Benedictine, Celtic and desert ways of praying. A writer, artist, spiritual director, retreat facilitator and teacher, she is the online Abbess of www.abbeyofthearts.com, a global online monastery dedicated to the integration of contemplative practice and creative expression.

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書名 / Desert Fathers and Mothers: Early Christian Wisdom Sayings--Annotated & Explained
作者 /
簡介 / Desert Fathers and Mothers: Early Christian Wisdom Sayings--Annotated & Explained:,TimelessandcontemplativesayingsfromtheearliestChristiansagesofdesertspiritu
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9781594733734
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EAN / 9781594733734
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 21.1X13.7X1.5CM
重量(g) / 226.8
語言 / 3:英文
尺寸 / 21.1X13.7X1.5CM
裝訂 / P:平裝
頁數 / 192
級別 / N:無

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