The Wisdom of the Desert: Sayings from the Desert Fathers of the Fourth Century
New Directions, 1961 - Religion - 81 pages
Merton's bestselling tales of the first Christian hermits--unabridged, in a miniature edition. Merton's affection for the spiritual nonconformists who once inhabited the deserts of the Near East shines in these much-loved short tales of their acts and words of wisdom. Two-color interior.
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Review: The Wisdom of the Desert: Sayings from the Desert Fathers of the Fourth CenturyUser Review - Kelby Cotton - Goodreads
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
Review: The Wisdom of the Desert: Sayings from the Desert Fathers of the Fourth CenturyUser Review - Gloria - Goodreads
Just what the title says, being they're somewhat hermits in the desert, "staying to one's chamber" is a basic tenet. Read full review