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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)

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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
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edited and translated by John Wortley
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eng
Summary
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
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UkCbUP
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index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Wortley, John
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  • Desert Fathers
  • Spiritual life
  • Monastic and religious life
  • Spiritual life
  • Monastic and religious life
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The anonymous sayings of the desert fathers : a select edition and complete English translation, edited and translated by John Wortley, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 644-645) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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CR9781139031776
Extent
viii, 651 p.
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  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780521509886
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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remote
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 (p. 644-645) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139031776
Extent
viii, 651 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9780521509886
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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