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The Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers offers a new translation of the Greek alphabetical Apophthegmata Patrum, The Sayings of the Desert Fathers. For the first time in an English translation, this volume provides:
- extensive background and contextual notes
- significant variant readings in the alphabetical manuscripts and textual differences vis- -vis the systematic and anonymous Apophthegmata
- reference notes to both quotations from Scriptures and the many allusions to Scripture in the sayings and stories.
In addition, there is an extensive glossary that offers information and further resources on people, places, and significant monastic vocabulary. Perfect for students and enthusiasts of the desert tradition.