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Heaven Begins Within You : Wisdom from the Desert Fathers - Anselm Gruen

Heaven Begins Within You

Wisdom from the Desert Fathers

Paperback Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9780824518189
Number Of Pages: 126

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The Christian hermits, ascetics, and monks of early history had deep insight into the nature and aspirations of humankind. Drawing on their experiences in the cloisters of the desert they became sought after mentors, teachers, and spiritual guides. This book is filled with poignant wisdom stories relating their message to modern daily life.

Introductionp. 7
Spirituality from Belowp. 17
Staying by Oneselfp. 28
The Desert and Temptationp. 36
Asceticismp. 45
Keeping Silence, Not Passing Judgmentp. 52
Analyzing Our Thoughts and Feelingsp. 60
Dealing with Our Passionsp. 76
Shaping Life Spirituallyp. 95
Keeping Death before Our Eyes Every Dayp. 103
Contemplation as a Path of Healingp. 111
Gentleness as a Sign of the Spiritual Personp. 116
Conclusionp. 119
Bibliographyp. 125
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ISBN: 9780824518189
ISBN-10: 0824518187
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 126
Published: 1st September 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.11 x 13.72  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.18