Book of Mystical Chapters (Desert Father

Author(s): Kaufman Stephen F


The early Christian monks of Egypt, Syria, and Palestine were the spiritual heroes of their age--fleeing the security of civilization for the desert, where they sought God in lives of prayer, contemplation, and radical simplicity. This book is a portable collection of their teachings, and those of their contemplative contemporaries, ranging from the fourth through the eleventh centuries. It is arranged to the traditional model of three ascending "books": Praktikos (practice), Theoretikos (theory), and Gnosis (knowledge). Each book consists of 100 "sentences"--aphorisms or thoughts. Each sentence is intended to be read and meditated upon for an entire day--just as the monks themselves might have done as they went about their work.


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General Fields

  • : 9781590300077
  • : Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
  • : Roost Books
  • : 0.274
  • : July 2003
  • : 1.4 Centimeters X 14.2 Centimeters X 21.6 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kaufman Stephen F
  • : Paperback
  • : 224