Download E-books The Word in the Desert: Scripture and the Quest for Holiness in Early Christian Monasticism PDF

By Douglas Burton-Christie

The turning out to be scholarly recognition in recent times to the non secular global of past due antiquity has targeted new recognition at the quest for holiness via the unusual, compelling, usually vague early Christian clergymen referred to as the wilderness fathers. but formerly, little cognizance has been given to 1 of the main very important dimensions in their spirituality: their astute, penetrating interpretation of Scripture. Rooted in solitude, cultivated in an environment of silence, orientated towards the sensible appropriation of the sacred texts, the wasteland fathers' hermeneutic profoundly formed each point in their lives and have become an important a part of their legacy. This e-book explores the environment in which the early monastic circulation emerged, the interpretive approach on the heart of the barren region fathers' quest for holiness, and the complex styles of that means woven into their phrases and their lives.

Show description

By Douglas Burton-Christie

The turning out to be scholarly recognition in recent times to the non secular global of past due antiquity has targeted new recognition at the quest for holiness via the unusual, compelling, usually vague early Christian clergymen referred to as the wilderness fathers. but formerly, little cognizance has been given to 1 of the main very important dimensions in their spirituality: their astute, penetrating interpretation of Scripture. Rooted in solitude, cultivated in an environment of silence, orientated towards the sensible appropriation of the sacred texts, the wasteland fathers' hermeneutic profoundly formed each point in their lives and have become an important a part of their legacy. This e-book explores the environment in which the early monastic circulation emerged, the interpretive approach on the heart of the barren region fathers' quest for holiness, and the complex styles of that means woven into their phrases and their lives.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Word in the Desert: Scripture and the Quest for Holiness in Early Christian Monasticism PDF

Best Art History books

Gerard Manley Hopkins and the Victorian Visual World

Gerard Manley Hopkins before everything deliberate to develop into a poet-artist. for 5 years he informed his eye, discovered approximately modern artwork and structure, and made acquaintances within the Pre-Raphaelite circle. In her interesting and wonderfully illustrated e-book, Catherine Phillips, whose wisdom of Hopkins's poems is moment to none, makes use of letters, new archival fabric, and modern guides to reconstruct the visible international Hopkins knew among 1862 and 1889, and particularly within the 1860s, with its illustrated journals, paintings exhibitions, Gothic structure, photographic exhibits, and altering artwork feedback.

Everyday Genius: Self-Taught Art and the Culture of Authenticity

From Henry Darger's difficult work of younger ladies stuck in a vicious struggle to the sacred artwork of the Reverend Howard Finster, the paintings of outsider artists has completed particular prestige within the paintings international. Celebrated for his or her loss of conventional education and their place at the fringes of society, outsider artists still perform a standard community of worth, prestige, and cash.

One Place after Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity (MIT Press)

Site-specific artwork emerged within the overdue Sixties in response to the starting to be commodification of artwork and the present beliefs of art's autonomy and universality. in the course of the Nineteen Seventies and Eighties, as site-specific artwork intersected with land paintings, method paintings, functionality paintings, conceptual paintings, set up paintings, institutional critique, community-based paintings, and public paintings, its creators insisted at the inseparability of the paintings and its context.

A Place to Believe In: Locating Medieval Landscapes

Medievalists have a lot to realize from a thoroughgoing contemplation of position. If landscapes are home windows onto human job, they attach us with medieval humans, allowing us to invite questions about their senses of house and position. In a spot to think In Clare Lees and Gillian Overing compile students of medieval literature, archaeology, historical past, faith, paintings historical past, and environmental stories to discover the assumption of position in medieval spiritual tradition.

Extra info for The Word in the Desert: Scripture and the Quest for Holiness in Early Christian Monasticism

Show sample text content

Rated 4.57 of 5 – based on 28 votes