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The Resource The Anonymous sayings of the Desert Fathers : a select edition and complete English translation, edited and translated by John Wortley, (electronic book)

The Anonymous sayings of the Desert Fathers : a select edition and complete English translation, edited and translated by John Wortley, (electronic book)

Label
The Anonymous sayings of the Desert Fathers : a select edition and complete English translation
Title
The Anonymous sayings of the Desert Fathers
Title remainder
a select edition and complete English translation
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by John Wortley
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"Much of what is known of the earliest history of Christian monasticism is derived from the Tales and Sayings of the Desert Fathers (Apophthegmata Patrum) of which three major collections survive. Until now only the 'Alphabetic' and the 'Systematic' collections have been available in English translation; which the present volume, the 'Anonymous' collection becomes available, not only in English, but with the first complete edition of the Greek text on facing pages. Although many of the contents of these collections refer to desert communities in north-west Egypt, the collectors may have been refugee monks settled in Palestine who sought to record in Greek an oral tradition of instruction originally in Coptic to secure in for future generations. The 'Alphabetic' collection and its appendix, the 'Anonymous', were both created towards AD 500 (the 'Systematic' somewhat later) but it was clear that further material was added to the 'Anonymous' well into the seventh century. Consequently, 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. But the spread and gradual evolution of monasticism as well illustrated here over a period extending to the Moslem conquest."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
271.009/015
Index
index present
Language note
Texts in Classical Greek and English
LC call number
BR57
LC item number
.A5713 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wortley, John
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  • Desert Fathers
  • Spiritual life
  • Monastic and religious life
  • Spiritual life
  • Monastic and religious life
Label
The Anonymous sayings of the Desert Fathers : a select edition and complete English translation, edited and translated by John Wortley, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1139636
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 651 p.)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781107347380
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1139636
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1139636
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10695330
  • (CaONFJC)MIL494721
  • (OCoLC)849939835
Label
The Anonymous sayings of the Desert Fathers : a select edition and complete English translation, edited and translated by John Wortley, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC1139636
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 651 p.)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781107347380
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1139636
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1139636
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10695330
  • (CaONFJC)MIL494721
  • (OCoLC)849939835

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