Oasis of Wisdom.Oasis of Wisdom
Rev. David G. R. Keller
The Liturgical Press
St. John's Abbey, PO Box 7500, Collegeville, MN 56321-7500
0814630340 $16.95 1-800-858-5450 www.litpress.org
Rev. David G. R. Keller, Ed.D., presents Oasis of Wisdom: The Worlds of the Desert Fathers and Mothers is a scholarly and spiritual examination of the lives, beliefs, and wisdom of early Christian monastic men and women in Egypt and other desert lands. Chapters discuss daily lives and survival in such communities; the virtues that those living in such communities strove strove
Past tense of strive.
the past tense of strive
strove strive to achieve; and the lessons the postmodern post·mod·ern
Of or relating to art, architecture, or literature that reacts against earlier modernist principles, as by reintroducing traditional or classical elements of style or by carrying modernist styles or practices to extremes: world can learn from the early ascetics, such as the importance of stillness and science, humility, and patience. The importance of praxis prax·is
n. pl. prax·es
1. Practical application or exercise of a branch of learning.
2. Habitual or established practice; custom. , literally "action that is habitually HABITUALLY. Customarily, by habit. or frequent use or practice, or so frequently, as to show a design of repeating the same act. 2 N. S. 622: 1 Mart. Lo. R. 149.
2. repeated" and considered to be labor and vigilance VIGILANCE. Proper attention in proper time.
2. The law requires a man who has a claim to enforce it in proper time, while the adverse party has it in his power to defend himself; and if by his neglect to do so, he cannot afterwards establish such claim, the toward the innner spirit leading to love of God and neighbor in this context, is also a key founding point. Oasis of Wisdom will prove most accessible to intermediate students and scholars of history, religion, and spirituality, yet it is careful to define and delineate terms so as not to exclude lay readers. Highly recommended for anyone seeking a deeper understanding in the theological and spiritual as well as the historical lives of early Christians.