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Desert Father: A Journey in the Wilderness with Saint Anthony

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The spiritual exploits of Saint Anthony the Great—the prototype of the Christian "Desert Father"—have been immortalized in stories and art since the fourth century. Here is the stunning account of a modern seeker's quest to get beneath the legends that surround Anthony and to determine whether his extreme way of life has something to offer people in today's world. James Co ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 30th 2006 by New Seeds (first published 2004)
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Pete
Nov 12, 2010 Pete rated it really liked it
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I read Cowan's "A Mapmaker's Dream" on the recommendation of one of my children. I saw this book by Cowan and read it as well since I have an interest in the desert fathers/mothers. Both books are wonderful reads of respectful exploration.
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Jun 09, 2013 David Winger rated it really liked it
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He's one of the most underrated travel/philosophy/theology writers kicking around, and this book's a gem.
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Fantastic book.
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