The Fathers of the Desert, Vol. 1: Or an Account of the Origin and Practice of Monkery Among Heathen Nations; Its Passage Into the Chu by Henry RuffnerThe Fathers of the Desert, Vol. 1: Or an Account of the Origin and Practice of Monkery Among Heathen Nations; Its Passage Into the Chu by Henry Ruffner

The Fathers of the Desert, Vol. 1: Or an Account of the Origin and Practice of Monkery Among…

byHenry Ruffner

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Excerpt from The Fathers of the Desert, Vol. 1: Or an Account of the Origin and Practice of Monkery Among Heathen Nations; Its Passage Into the Church; And Some Wonderful Stories of the Fathers Concerning the Primitive Monks and Hermits

Some following chapters give a simple and intelligible sketch of those principles of the Grecian and Jewish philosophies which were derived from Eastern Asia, - the monastic sects of the Jews, a - the gradual rise of asceticism in the Church, until it ripened into monkery, under the in?uence of those principles of philosophy which came from Eastern Asia.

The second part of the work consists mainly of legends and anecdotes translated from the Fathers, giving a lively portraiture of the religion of those times, and a strangely romantic view of the wonder-working saints of the 4th and 5th centuries. Strangely romantic their stories are, whether we consider what is true, or what is evidently fictitious, in the accounts which the Fathers give of them.

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Title:The Fathers of the Desert, Vol. 1: Or an Account of the Origin and Practice of Monkery Among…Format:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.66 inPublished:July 28, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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