Paintner offers insight into the austere and wondrous spirituality of the desert, the colorful and perceptive women and men who dwelt there in ancient times, and why their pithy teachings remain so essential for the study and practice of Christian spirituality today.
Her commentary makes the wisdom of the desert come alive. This book is a splendid introduction to one of the most essential periods of the western contemplative tradition.
Title: Desert Fathers and Mothers: Early Christian Wisdom Sayings - Annotated & Explained
Author: Christine Valters Paintner
Publisher & Date: Skylight Paths, 2012