The Way of the Heart: The Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

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Harper Collins, May 10, 1991 - Religion - 96 pages

The modern classic that interweaves the solitude, silence, and prayer of the fourth- and fifth-century Egyptian Desert Fathers and Mothers with our contemporary search for an authentic spirituality

 

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User Review  - revslick - LibraryThing

A delightful book merging Ancient with Contemporary spirituality through the lens of the Desert Mothers and Fathers. Spirituality in this sense is meant to bring about character transformation. Please note this is best read as a springboard to their wisdom and not the expurgated version. Read full review

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User Review  - JDHomrighausen - LibraryThing

It’s hard to give anything but a five star rating to Nouwen. Sometimes I suspect the man had God ghost write his books. This one, a short introduction to the Desert Fathers and Mothers, the Abbas and ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
11
SOLITUDE
17
SILENCE
41
PRAYER
67
EPILOGUE
91
NOTES
95
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Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-1996) is the author of Reaching Out, The Wounded Healer, Making All Things New, and many other spiritual classics. He taught psychology and pastoral theology at Notre Dame, Yale, and Harvard universities before becoming senior pastor of L'Arche Daybreak in Toronto, Canada, a community where men and women with intellectual disabilities and their assistants create a home for one another.

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