The definitive introduction to the stories and sayings of the holy men and women who, beginning in the fourth century A.D., pioneered the contemplative tradition of Christianity in their retreats in the deserts of North Africa and Asia Minor.
By the fourth century AD, devout Christians had begun to retreat from cities and villages to the deserts of North Africa and Asia Minor, where they sought liberation from their corrupt society amd the confining shell of the social self. This is an introduction to their stories and sayings.
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