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In the late third century, more and more people withdrew to the radical seclusion of the desert so as to live entirely for God under the direction of a spiritual father. Among these Desert Fathers one figure is especially preeminent: Saint Anthony the Hermit. This book takes the reader back to the hour when monasticism was born and describes the life of those revolutionary ...more
Paperback, 131 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by Ignatius Press
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Görg has crafted a brief introduction to the early hermits and monastics. It is merely an overview based on historical writings; those expecting a deep analysis should look elsewhere. Görg goes into the most detail about Saint Anthony the Great, the most famous early hermit and father of monasticism. He then discusses Paul of Thebes, legendarily the first hermit. Finally, he discusses the spread of monasticism in different areas (from Syria to Ireland).

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