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The Wisdom of the Desert with Nicholas Buxton
- By: Nicholas Buxton
- Narrated by: Nicholas Buxton
- Length: 4 hrs and 56 mins
- Original Recording
The course begins by looking at the origins of Christian monasticism during the third century CE, when thousands of men and women renounced the world and withdrew to the deserts of Egypt, Syria, and Palestine to seek God in a life of solitude and prayer. What inspired them to do this? What were they trying to achieve? In seeking answers to these questions, we will examine the lives and sayings of the so-called "desert fathers", with a particular emphasis on the theological writings of Evagrius of Pontus (c. 345-399).
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