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Becoming Fire: Through the Year With the Desert Fathers and Mothers (Cistercian Studies Series) [Paperback]

By Tim Vivian (Editor) & Aelred Glidden (Foreword by)
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Item description for Becoming Fire: Through the Year With the Desert Fathers and Mothers (Cistercian Studies Series) by Tim Vivian & Aelred Glidden...

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The insights of the desert monks of the fifth and sixth centuries amaze, and startle, readers by their wisdom. Among other things, they teach "that the first step in overcoming our sinfulness is an honest perception of things as they are." By arranging these "words" in short daily readings, Tim Vivian invites modern readers to savor the monks' advice, as did those who collected these sayings, rather than dismiss them as a fascinating but irrelevant bit of history.

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The insights of the desert monks of the fifth and sixth centuries amaze, and startle, readers by their wisdom. Among other things, they teach that the first step in overcoming our sinfulness is an honest perception of things as they are." By arranging these "words" in short Daly readings, Tim Vivian invites modern readers to savor the monks' advice, as did those who collected these sayings, rather than dismiss them as a fascinating but irrelevant bit of history.

"Tim Vivian is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at California State University, Bakersfield. He is the author of numerous books and articles on early Christian monasticism, including "The Life of Antony" (with Apostolos N. Athanassakis) and "Words to Live By: Journeys in Ancient and Modern Egyptian Monasticism, " both published by Cistercian Publications.""

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  • Commonweal - 06/04/2010 page 29


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Studio: Cistercian Publications
Pages   556
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   1.42 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2009
Publisher   Cistercian Publications
ISBN  0879075252  
ISBN13  9780879075255  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Tim Vivian is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at California State University, Bakersfield. His previous books include Words to Live By: Journeys in Ancient and Modern Egyptian Monasticism (2005) and a translation (with Apostolos N. Athanassakis) of The Life of Antony (2003).

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