The Wisdom of the Desert (New Directions Book 295)

[PDF] The Wisdom of the Desert (New Directions Book 295) | by ☆ Thomas Merton, The Wisdom of the Desert (New Directions Book 295), Thomas Merton, The Wisdom of the Desert New Directions Book The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Mertons favorites among his own bookssurely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit The personal tones of the translations the blend of reverence and humor so characteristic of him show how deeply Merton identified with the legendary authors of these sayings and parables the fourth cen, [PDF] The Wisdom of the Desert (New Directions Book 295) | by ☆ Thomas Merton - The Wisdom of the Desert (New Directions Book 295), The Wisdom of the Desert New Directions Book The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Mertons favorites among his own bookssurely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit The personal tones of the translations the blend of rev

  • Publisher‏:‎ New Directions; Revised ed. edition (January 17, 1970)
  • Publication date‏:‎ January 17, 1970
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 2768 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 100 pages
  • Lending‏:‎ Not Enabled

The Wisdom of the Desert (New Directions Book 295)

The Wisdom of the Desert (New Directions Book 295) [PDF] The Wisdom of the Desert (New Directions Book 295) | by ☆ Thomas Merton - The Wisdom of the Desert (New Directions Book 295), The Wisdom of the Desert New Directions Book The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Mertons favorites among his own bookssurely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit The personal tones of the translations the blend of rev [PDF] The Wisdom of the Desert (New Directions Book 295) | by ☆ Thomas Merton - The Wisdom of the Desert (New Directions Book 295), The Wisdom of the Desert New Directions Book The Wisdom of the Desert was one of Thomas Mertons favorites among his own bookssurely because he had hoped to spend his last years as a hermit The personal tones of the translations the blend of rev [PDF] The Wisdom of the Desert (New Directions Book 295) | by ☆ Thomas Merton

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  1. While the lives we lead here and now might seem wholly other than those lived by the holy ones who sought to encounter the LORD in the Judean and Egyptian deserts just like Jesus and John the Baptist and the prophets of old did before them , nothing could be farther from the truth.Sinful and destructive patterns of thoughts and action we know as Lust or Pride or Gluttony they named as Demons sent by the Evil One They also knew that these demons could have power over them from within because of t [...]


  2. I ve always loved Thomas Merton I first came across his writing when I was in college, and I devoured his Seven Story Mountain multiple times over the years This little book, The Wisdom of the Desert Fathers, is one of his shorter books, and it was apparently one of his favorites that he wrote The Desert has held a special fascination for followers of Jewish and Hebrew religions, as well as Christianity I feel that the simplicity of these stories get straight to the point of living a Christian l [...]


  3. This is truly a book for our time, a collection of sayings from Christians who, as Merton describes them, believed that to let oneself drift along, passively accepting the tenets of values of what they knew as society, purely and simply a disaster The fact that the Emperor was now Christian and that the world was coming to know the Cross as a sign of temporal power only strengthened them in their resolve We can learn, from those who have gone before us, how to be in the world but not of the worl [...]


  4. I know it is not neccesarily a Thomas Merton composition, but this is my favorite Thomas Merton book Merton s love and reverence for the desert fathers shines on every page, and the wisdom he presents is as close to the truly universal as anything offered in Christianity.The sayings Merton chooses express the inner experience very well These desert fathers were not men who looked outside of themselves for a savior, or for something from some other world They looked inside of themselves for a sav [...]


  5. I read this one week as part of some doctoral studies Not only does Merton give a clear explanation of who the early desert Abbas and Ammas were and how they came to be, but he also gives the word of these early Christian pastoral counsellors.words that one can still use to seek transformation of ome s self, today I will be reviewing this again and again as the future years go by It s content will always be relevant One problem comes in when citing it I found that the page numbers in Kindle are [...]


  6. This short volume is instructive in terms of how hard and society negating true spiritual life ought to be in order to attain passionless living and selflessness signs of spiritual advancement , based on the example of the Desert Fathers It doesn t seem possible in the current conditions of modernity Also, where can one find such exemplary spiritual masters who could guide and correct one on her his spiritual journey It seems fantastical, given contemporary life, but, on the other hand, it s nec [...]


  7. I found this to be a quick, refreshing read that served to highlight certain key virtues in the Christian faith, namely charity and humility There are others of course but those in particular stood out to me in the way they are taught and demonstrated herein I cannot say I think all of this flows from God, but certainly wisdom from men changed by God resides in this book.



  8. I found this a very concise and informative book, which has led me to much deep reflection and subsequent understanding