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The Desert Fathers


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Table of Contents

The Desert FathersIntroduction
Further Reading
A Note on the Text
1. Progress in Perfection
2. Quiet
3. Compunction
4. Self-Control
5. Lust
6. Possessing Nothing
7. Fortitude
8. Nothing Done for Show
9. Non-Judgement
10. Discretion
11. Sober Living
12. Unceasing Prayer
13. Hospitality
14. Obedience
15. Humility
16. Patience
17. Charity
18. Visions

Some Names from the Text

About the Author

Benedicta Ward is a Reader in the History of Early Christian Spirituality at the Theology Faculty in Oxford. She is the author of An Introduction to Christian Spirituality (SPCK, 1999) and Miracles and the Medieval Mind (Pennsylvania UP, 1987). She has translated The Prayers and Meditations of St Anslem for Penguin Classics.

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