The life of Antony of Egypt /
Athanasius ; a paraphrase by Albert Haase ; foreword by Shane Claiborne.
Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, c2012.
128 p. ; 21 cm.
083083592X (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780830835928 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, c2012.
083083592X (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780830835928 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Life of Antony -- Letter to Ammoun -- Letter to Dracontius -- Festal letter.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Albert Haase, O.F.M. (Ph.D., Fordham University), is a preacher, retreat leader and spiritual director based in the Chicago area. He serves as the director of the International Institute for Clergy Formation (Seton Hall University). He has also taught as an adjunct professor of spirituality at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
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"When Antony of Egypt relocated to the desert, he reimagined spiritual formation for Christians in a time of upheaval. For those of us who sense that Christianity is in a similar time of transition, Albert Haase has done a brilliant job of unleashing the prophet's distinct voice to speak to us in the present."
"Thanks to scholars like Albert Haase, O.F.M., we are the first generation of English readers to have translations of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. Now comes the hard work of teaching what they taught. But what is still required is to live this text in our lifetime."
"Taking one of the best--and also oldest--spiritual classics, Athanasius'sThe Life of Antony of Egypt,[Albert Haase] has made it accessible to us in this paraphrase. Lively, engaging and sometimes humorous, his new paraphrase of this very old work turns it from something alien into something inviting, convicting and relevant. His occasional call-out comments explain and clarify the document just when the reader needs it most. We owe Albert a debt of gratitude for doing such good work for the church."
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Main Description
Athanasius, one of the most influential church fathers in history, records in hisLife of Antony of Egyptthe story of another extremely influential figure of early Christianity. In these pages we read of St. Antony's early life, his retreat into the desert and his famous spiritual battles. Albert Haase's work gives us access to a masterwork of spiritual formation, that we too might know the God of the universe as richly and deeply as Athanasius himself did.Also included in this volume are a few lesser known pieces of Athanasius's writing:Letter to Ammoun, Letter to DracontiusandFestal Letters39.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. 7
Introductionp. 11
The Life of Antony of Egyptp. 21
Letter to Ammounp. 101
Letter to Dracontiusp. 107
Fragment of Festal Letter 39p. 117
Discussion Questionsp. 122
Annotated Bibliographyp. 125
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