Words to Live by
Journeys in Ancient and Modern Egyptian Monasticism
By (author) Tom Vivian
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Words to Live by by Tom Vivian
Book DescriptionGive me a word, Father. From the time of Saint Antony 'at least 'younger monks would ask older, experienced monks, abbas or ammas ( 'fathers ' or 'mothers '), for a saving word, for advice, for wise counsel on how to live. In this book, Coptic scholar and priest Tim Vivian shares personal accounts of journeys to present-day monasteries in Egypt, and translations of ancient texts exemplifying the 'words, ' the insights that have guided desert monks for nearly two millennia. Those who study the monastic tradition professionally and those who search it spiritually will find matter for reflection here.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780879076573
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cistercian Publications Inc
Publisher: Cistercian Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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