The Wisdom of the Desert: Sayings from the Desert Fathers of the Fourth Century
New Directions Publishing, 1961 - Philosophy - 81 pages
The personal tones of the translations, the blend of reverence and humor so characteristic of him, show how deeply Merton identified with the legendary authors of these sayings and parables, the fourth-century Christian Fathers who sought solitude and contemplation in the deserts of the Near East.
The hermits of Screte who turned their backs on a corrupt society remarkably like our own had much in common with the Zen masters of China and Japan, and Father Merton made his selection from them with an eye to the kind of impact produced by the Zen mondo.
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Merton translated and compiled the wisdom and advice of monks living a hermit-like life in the desert in the fourth century. It's an interesting collection with some wonderful bits. I've listed some ... Read full review
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This is my third time through with the book and Merton, as almost always happens, informs and guides. I found his introduction to be as relevant today as when I read it for the first time 30 years ago ... Read full review
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