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Dorotheos of Gaza: Discourses and Sayings

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Dorotheos of Gaza: Discourses and Sayings

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No text I know renders the ascetic spirit more accessible to the modern reader' -- Religious Studies Review

A genial and insightful sixth-century monk, 'Dorotheos lets us glimpse a little of the life in his distant time and place.. He doesn't write about theological abstractions, but about the passions and sins that every one of us recognizes in ourselves, monk or lay. We know what he is talking about.' --Epiphany Journal

Translator Eric Wheeler calls Dorotheos of Gaza's teaching ''pure Christianity.'' That means a little rough around the edges, simple but hard-hitting. Direct. His sayings evince a certain indelibility with anecdotes and illustrations appearing in nearly every paragraph -- certainly every page. These are instructions, yes, and often difficult in their wisdom. As a monk and elder of the desert monastery in Thawatha (in the region of modern day Palestine), Dorotheos' pursuit was holiness; his work, self-renunciation and prayer. The nearer he came to God, the more clearly he saw himself as a sinner -- and sought to communicate that vision to his brothers in community. With patience, we might see it too.

Title: Dorotheos of Gaza: Discourses and Sayings
Publisher: Cistercian Publications
ISBN 10: 0879079339
Author: Dorotheos of Gaza
ISBN 13: 9780879079338
Binding: Paperback
Number of Pages: 259
Date Published: 1978-07-01
SKU: 10335

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