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An introduction to the Desert Fathers, John Wortley

Label
An introduction to the Desert Fathers
Title
An introduction to the Desert Fathers
Statement of responsibility
John Wortley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Christian monasticism emerged in the Egyptian deserts in the fourth century AD. This introduction explores its origins and subsequent development and what it aimed to achieve, including the obstacles that it encountered; for the most part making use of the monks' own words as they are preserved (in Greek) primarily in the so-called Sayings of the Desert Fathers. Mainly focussing on monastic settlements in the Nitrian Desert (especially at Scêtê), it asks how the monks prayed, ate, drank and slept, as well as how they discharged their obligations both to earn their own living by handiwork and to exercise hospitality. It also discusses the monks' degree of literacy, as well as women in the desert and Pachomius and his monasteries in Upper Egypt. Written in straightforward language, the book is accessible to all students and scholars, and anyone with a general interest in this important and fascinating phenomenon
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Wortley, John,
Dewey number
271.009/015
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Desert Fathers
  • Monasticism and religious orders
Label
An introduction to the Desert Fathers, John Wortley
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 30 May 2019)
Contents
Desert Fathers -- Beginnings -- Becoming a monk -- Impediments to progress -- The object of the exercise -- Prayer -- Discretion -- Work -- Eating and drinking -- Hospitality and neighbourliness -- Women in the desert -- Literacy -- Heresy -- The Pachomian experiment
Control code
CR9781108646116
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 190 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108646116
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108646116
Label
An introduction to the Desert Fathers, John Wortley
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 30 May 2019)
Contents
Desert Fathers -- Beginnings -- Becoming a monk -- Impediments to progress -- The object of the exercise -- Prayer -- Discretion -- Work -- Eating and drinking -- Hospitality and neighbourliness -- Women in the desert -- Literacy -- Heresy -- The Pachomian experiment
Control code
CR9781108646116
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 190 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108646116
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108646116

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