The Sayings Of The Desert Fathers : The Apophthegmata Patrum

The Sayings Of The Desert Fathers : The Apophthegmata Patrum

Book Title: The Sayings Of The Desert Fathers : The Apophthegmata Patrum

Author: Philip Sherrard

Format: Paperback | 269 pages

Publication Date: 01 Jun 1987

ISBN-13: 9780879079598

'Give me a word, Father', visitors to early desert monks asked. The responses of these pioneer ascetics were remembered and in the fourth century written down in Coptic, Syriac, Greek, and later Latin. Their Sayings were collected, in this case in the alphabetical order of the monks and nuns who uttered them, and read by generations of Christians as life-giving words that would help readers along the path to salvation.