A History of the Monks of Syria

A History of the Monks of Syria

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Theodoret of Cyrrhus

A contemporary account of the lives of the monks of 4th and 5th century Syria. These spiritual giants make a startling contrast to the "educated, cultured" society of the Greco-Romans. In the spiritual tradition of St. John the Baptist, they grew to holiness without the refinements of polite society -- unwashed, unkempt, usually homeless and poorly educated, demonstrating in their lives the folly of the wisdom of this world. Paperbound