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The Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers Set

Volume 1; A–H (Ȇta) and Volume 2: Th–Ō (Thêta–Ōméga)

Translated and introduced by Tim Vivian

The Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers Set
The Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers Set

ISBN: DFDMSET

Details: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Publication Date: 10/15/2023
Cistercian Publications
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The Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers offers a new translation of the Greek alphabetical Apophthegmata Patrum, The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. For the first time in an English translation, these volumes provide:

  • extensive background and contextual notes
  • significant variant readings in the alphabetical manuscripts and textual differences vis-à-vis the systematic and anonymous Apophthegmata
  • reference notes to both quotations from Scriptures and the many allusions to Scripture in the sayings and stories

In addition, there is an extensive glossary that offers information and further resources on people, places, and significant monastic vocabulary. Perfect for students and enthusiasts of the desert tradition. This two volume set includes The Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers Volume 1: A–H (Ȇta) and Volume 2: Th–Ō (Thêta–Oméga).

Tim Vivian is professor emeritus of religious studies at California State University Bakersfield and a retired priest in the Episcopal Church. In 2018, he received an honorary doctorate of divinity from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP, Episcopal) for his scholarship and work for social justice. He has published numerous books, articles, and book reviews on early Christian monasticism, including, with Cistercian Publications, The Life of Antony, Words to Live By, The Holy Workshop of Virtue, and Becoming Fire.

ISBN: DFDMSET

Details: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Publication Date: 10/15/2023
Cistercian Publications

Reviews

"If one wants to really dig into these stories, and make sense of them in their context—interwoven with scripture, theology, and history—Vivian’s work is absolutely essential."
Englewood Review of Books