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.
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