Monday, March 01, 2010

Top Five Books on Desert Spirituality


Jennifer Hevelone-Harper is associate professor and chair of history at Gordon College,
Here are her 5 selections from ChristianHistory.net

The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks
Edited by Benedicta Ward, London: Penguin Classics, 2003.



Athanasius : The Life of Antony and the Letter To Marcellinus
Edited by Robert C. Greg



Harlots of the Desert: A Study of Repentance in Early Monastic Sources
Benedicta Ward



The Desert Fathers on Monastic Community
Graham Gould



Barsanuphius and John of Gaza: Letters (The Fathers of the Church), 2 Volumes
Translated by John Chrysavgiss

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What do you think? Any other suggestions?

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OpenID thenightshifts said...

Hi Alex, great booklist! I hadn't heard of some of these titles. Over at The Night Shift (which is basically a radical political blog) we're considering how their spiritual lessons - especially as portrayed by Rowan Williams - could inform our approach to blogging and commenting.

http://thenightshifts.wordpress.com/2010/03/03/dying-to-ones-neighbour/

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