The Wisdom of the Desert

The Wisdom of the Desert

By: James O. Hannay (author)eBook


The Wisdom of the Desert - by James O. Hannay.

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During the 4th and 5th centuries, thousands of Christian men and women withdrew to the deserts of Egypt and Palestine. In these remote locations, they led lives of rigorous discipline and solitude. Their techniques of prayer, spiritual direction, discipleship and stories have provided inspiration for many Christians to this day.

The Wisdom of the Desert is a collection of stories and sayings compiled from the literature of these first Christian monks, and serves as an introduction to the thoughts, lives and doctrines of the early desert Christians.

Rev. James Owen Hannay (1865-1950) was born in Belfast, Ireland, and educated at Haileybury and Trinity College, Dublin. He became a clergyman with the Church of Ireland and later with the Church of England. Hannay wrote many critically acclaimed books among his nearly ninety works of both non-fiction and fiction.

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  • book language: en
  • publisher: Scriptoria Books

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