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The Forgotten Desert Mothers

Author : Laura Swan
ISBN : 0809140160
Genre : Religion
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An introduction to the Sayings, Lives, stories & spirituality of women in the post-biblical, early Christian movement.
Category: Religion

The Desert Mothers

Author : Mary C. Earle
ISBN : 9780819221568
Genre : Religion
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At the dawn of Christianity, holy women went into the wilderness of the deserts of northern Egypt to give themselves totally to lives of prayer. An Episcopal priest and retreat leader explores the spirituality of these little known fourth-century “desert
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Praying With The Desert Mothers

Author : Mary Forman
ISBN : 0814615228
Genre : Religion
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"Introduces the reader to the lives, sayings, and stories of the fourth- and fifth-century women who were foundational members of the early Christian community in the Mediterranean region; invites readers to explore their own spiritual journeys"--Provided
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The Wisdom Of The Beguines

Author : Laura Swan
ISBN : 162919008X
Genre : History
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The beguines began to form in various parts of Europe over eight hundred years ago. Beguines were laywomen, not nuns, and they did not live in monasteries. They practiced a remarkable way of living independently, and they were never a religious order or a formalized movement. But there were common elements that these medieval women shared across Europe, including their visionary spirituality, their unusual business acumen, and their courageous commitment to the poor and sick. Beguines were essentially self-defined, in opposition to the many attempts to control and define them. They lived by themselves or in communities called beguinages, which could be single homes for just a few women or, as in Brugge, Brussels, and Amsterdam, walled-in rows of houses where hundreds of beguines lived together--a village of women within a medieval town or city. Among the beguines were celebrated spiritual writers and mystics, including Mechthild of Magdeburg, Beatrijs of Nazareth, Hadewijch, and Marguerite Porete--who was condemned as a heretic and burned at the stake in Paris in 1310. She was not the only beguine suspected of heresy, and often politics were the driving force behind such charges. The beguines, across the centuries, have left us a great legacy. They invite us to listen to their voices, to seek out their wisdom, to discover them anew.
Category: History

Oasis Of Wisdom

Author : David G. R. Keller
ISBN : 0814630340
Genre : Religion
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"Introduces readers to the wisdom of the desert elders in the context of their daily lives, presenting their background (historical, cultural, and religious) and describing the environment of solitude, ascetic disciplines, labor, and interactions with other people that was the source of their wisdom"--Provided by publisher.
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In God S Holy Light

Author : Joan Chittister, OSB
ISBN : 9781616368326
Genre : Religion
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The Desert Monastics, thousands of monks and nuns who lived in the Egyptian wastelands between the third and fifth centuries, have come to be seen as the Olympians of the spiritual life. Renowned spiritual writer Joan Chittister explores the sayings of the Desert Mothers and Fathers, finding wisdom from that ancient tradition that speaks to your life today. This popular introduction to a powerful source of Christian wisdom can be a companion to your own spiritual journey.
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Harlots Of The Desert

Author : Benedicta Ward
ISBN : 0879076062
Genre : Religion
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Beauty consuming itself like incense burnt before God in solitude: these stories of penitent women from the fourth- century egyptian desert fascinated Christians in antiquity and throughout the Middle Ages.
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Writings Of The Desert Fathers Mothers Annotated

Author : Keith Beasley-Topliffe
ISBN : 9780835816786
Genre : Religion
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With: Historical commentary Biographical info Appendix with further readings For nearly 2,000 years, Christian mystics, martyrs, and sages have documented their search for the divine. Their writings have bestowed boundless wisdom upon subsequent generations. But they have also burdened many spiritual seekers. The sheer volume of available material creates a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. Enter the Upper Room Spiritual Classics series, a collection of authoritative texts on Christian spirituality curated for the everyday reader. Designed to introduce 15 spiritual giants and the range of their works, these volumes are a first-rate resource for beginner and expert alike. In the early centuries of Christianity, thousands sought new insights away from cities and towns. They sought simplicity, solitude, and community in the deserts of Egypt and Syria. Although these desert dwellers rarely wrote anything, sayings and stories about them began to circulate. This volume offers a collection of rare wisdom and pointed advice, both refreshing and inspiring in its simplicity.
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The Wisdom Of The Desert

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 0811201023
Genre : Philosophy
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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."
Category: Philosophy

Mothers Of The Church

Author : Mike Aquilina
ISBN : 161278562X
Genre : Women in Christianity
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In a follow-up to the best-selling The Father of the Church, Mike Aquilina and Christopher Bailey have penned an inspiring companion volume on heroic women of the early Church and their impact on history and the Faith.
Category: Women in Christianity