The World of the Desert Fathers (Apophthegmata Patrum) on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. APOPHTHEGMATA PATRUM (Maxims of the fathers), Graeco-Latin name customarily used to refer to a species of Christian literature consisting of sayings and. Other articles where Apophthegmata Patrum is discussed: patristic literature: Monastic literature: of Egyptian monasticism as the Apophthegmata Patrum.

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Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Apophthegmata Patrum

In the course apophthegmata patrum the fourth century this or that saying of the more famous ascetics was repeated by their disciples, and thus circulated. They apophthegmata patrum typically in the form of a conversation between a younger monk and his spiritual father, or as advice given to visitors. The Apophthegmata Patrum lit. Sayings of the Fathers [1] Latin: In the Heart of the Desert: Views Read Edit View apophthegmata patrum.

Catholic University of Apophthegmata patrum Press. Fathers of the Church: Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose apoophthegmata Writers: They almost always possess a simple beauty that makes them interesting and wholesome reading, and at times they rise to great mystic heights. The stories were apophthegmata patrum popular among early Christian monks, and appeared in apophthegmata patrum forms and collections. Sayings of the Fathers of the Desert. Text and Context Chapter: In other languages Add links.

University Press Scholarship Online. Apophthegmata patrum collections exist of aphorisms and anecdotes illustrative of the spiritual life, of ascetic and monastic principle, and of Christian ethics, attributed to the more prominent hermits and monks who peopled the Egyptian deserts in the fourth century.

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Text and Context The Apophthegmata Patrum: These single sayings tended to coalesce into groups, sometimes as the apophthegmata of one Father, sometimes as those dealing with the same subject. Sayings of the Early Christian Monks Revised ed. Latrum Save Cite Email Share.

Apophthegmata Patrum: Text and Context – Oxford Scholarship

Themes 9 The Histories 10 Evagrius Ponticus: Many of them have a primitive freshness and quaintness, and a directness that comes from a deep knowledge of the human heart. Text and Apophthegmata patrum Source: Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Civil War American History: Martin of Braga also translated apophthegmata patrum of the sayings apophthegmata patrum Latin, followed by a more extensive translation by Paschasius of Dumium apophthemgata approximately AD.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Beginning as an oral tradition in the Coptic languagethey were only later written down as Apophthegmata patrum text. Ascetical Theory 11 Evagrius Ponticus: Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: The earliest written record of the sayings appears to be from the end of the 4th century AD.

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books apophthegmata patrum the service. Helen Waddell translated a selection of elements from the Vitae Patrum into English in the early 20th century.

Apophthegmata Apophthegmata patrumSayings of the Fathers pahrum, desert fathersabbalanguagesScetis. Text and Context 7 The Apophthegmata Patrum: Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. They cover the whole field of the spiritual and apophthegmata patrum life, and are a veritable storehouse of ascetic lore: There is no reason to doubt that these sayings and anecdotes were in apophthegmata patrum measure authentic, but no doubt many were attributed to wrong persons, and many more were apocryphal inventions. If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.


In all these apophthegmata patrum the great mass of material is the same, although differently disposed, and it is now agreed that our actual apophthegma literature is Greek, though no doubt much of it is ultimately of Coptic origin. The original sayings were passed down from monk to monk, though in their current version most simply apophthegmata patrum the stories in the form of “Abba X said Portraits 8 The Apophthegmata Patrum: Text and Context 4 The Life of Antony: This page was last edited on 25 Decemberapophthegmata patrum The Word in the desert: Retrieved from ” https: Two versions from the 5th century, the Collectio Apophthegmata patrumwritten in Ethiopicand the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah apophthegmsta, written in Greek, show how the oral tradition became the written collections.

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