Words To Live By

Words To Live By : Journeys in Ancient and Modern Egyptian Monasticism

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Give me a word, Father. From the time of Saint Antony-at least-younger monks would ask older, experienced monks, abbas or ammas ('fathers' or 'mothers'), for a saving word, for advice, for wise counsel on how to live. In this book, Coptic scholar and priest Tim Vivian shares personal accounts of journeys to present-day monasteries in Egypt, and translations of ancient texts exemplifying the 'words, ' the insights that have guided desert monks for nearly two millennia. Those who study the monastic tradition professionally and those who search it spiritually will find matter for reflection here
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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 137.2 x 210.8 x 30.5mm | 521.64g
  • Kalamazoo, MI, United States
  • English
  • 0879076577
  • 9780879076573
  • 1,514,601

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