The spirituality and mysticism of the earliest Christian monks is best revealed in the Tales and Sayings of the Desert Fathers (Apophthegms). This book presents over six hundred such items, newly translated from six original languages, increasing the number available in English by a third.
- Author WORTLEY, JOHN (UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA, C
- Pub Date 02/11/2023
- Binding Paperback
- Pages 216
Most of the Tales and Sayings of the Desert Fathers (Apophthegms) have survived in Greek and most of them are now available in English, almost 2500 in number. A further six hundred items in six languages have been available in French for some time, but often in second- and even third-hand translations. These have now been newly translated directly from the original languages by scholars skilled in those languages and are presented, alongside an Introduction and brief notes, to the English reader who wishes to know more of those men and some women who rejected 'the world' and went to live in the desert regions of Egypt and elsewhere in the fourth to seventh centuries.