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The 'Anonymous' Sayings of the Desert Fathers

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The Tales and Sayings of the Desert Fathers (Apophthegmata Patrum) are a key source of evidence for the practice and theory respectively of eremitic monasticism, a significant phenomenon within the early history of Christianity. The publication of this book finally ensures the availability of all three major collections which constitute the work, edited and translated into English. Richer in Tales than the 'Alphabetic' collection to which this is an appendix (both to be dated c.AD 500), the 'Anonymous' collection presented in this volume furnishes almost as much material for the study of the late antique world from which the monk sought to escape as it does for the monastic endeavour itself. More material continued to be added well into the seventh century and so the spread and gradual evolution of monasticism are illustrated here over a period of about two and a half centuries.

The 'Anonymous' Sayings of the Desert Fathers was published by Cambridge University Press in May 2013. The ISBN for The 'Anonymous' Sayings of the Desert Fathers is 9780521509886.

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Page last updated 30th August 2016
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (May 2013)
Number of Pages658
Thickness33 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4044526
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