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An Introduction to the Desert Fathers

Paperback|Aug 2007
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The desert fathers wanted to get away from a church co-opted by empire and a Christian faith grown cold and listless. They retreated to the desert to do battle against demons and against their own worst desires. They had no...


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The desert fathers wanted to get away from a church co-opted by empire and a Christian faith grown cold and listless. They retreated to the desert to do battle against demons and against their own worst desires. They had no intention of being famous; yet ironically theirSayingshave inspired millions of imitators over the centuries. This guide is meant to accompany a reading of theSayings of the Desert Fathers, in hopes that readers with lives quite different than those third- and fourth-century dwellers of the Egyptian desert might nevertheless come to imitate their lives of poverty, chastity, and obedience; and more importantly, that readers might grow more imaginative and passionate in their following of the same Lord.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 362808
  • Product Code 9781597525305
  • ISBN 1597525308
  • EAN 9781597525305
  • Pages 130
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Cascade Books
  • Publication Date Aug 2007
  • Sales Rank 81514
  • Dimensions 205 x 134 x 8mm
  • Weight 0.136kg

Jason Byassee

Jason Byassee received his PhD in theology from Duke University and is currently Assistant Editor at The Christian Century, where he has won numerous awards for excellence in journalism. He is author of two forthcoming volumes: Praise Seeking Understanding (Eerdmans) and An Introduction to the Desert Fathers (Cascade Books). He has been invited to teach courses on Augustine to undergraduates, seminarians, and graduate students at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, North Park Theological Seminary, and Wheaton College.

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