Enter Title, Author, ISBN, etc.
Use arrow tabs for subcategories
Title: Western Asceticism
Author: Chadwick, Owen (ed)
Publisher: Westminster John Knox; Publication Date: 1979
Paperback; ISBN: 9780664241612
Volumes: 1; Pages: 368
List Price in Paper: $39.95 Our price: $39.95
(Add to Cart button is at the bottom of this page)
Students of church history and the monastic ascetic life will find this volume of much interest. Contained are three important documents of the early Christian Church: The Sayings of the Fathers--written by holy men who separated themselves from their communities and lived as hermits along the banks of the Nile. The Conferences of Cassian--John Cassian visited Egypt and carried the message of the desert fathers to monasteries in Gaul. The Rule of Saint Benedict--Benedict utilized such documents as the Sayings and the Conferences and adapted them, applying the way of obedience, humility, and patience to all aspects of monastic life.