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

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?




Anonymous Anonymous 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.

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