Desert Father: A Journey in the Wilderness with Saint Anthony
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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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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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He's one of the most underrated travel/philosophy/theology writers kicking around, and this book's a gem.
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James Cowan (born 1942) is an Australian author. James Cowan is author of a number of internationally acclaimed books, including A Troubadour's Testament and Letters from A Wild State. In 1998 he was awarded the prestigious Australian Literature Society's Gold Medal for his...more
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