This book contains the fourteen surviving letters of St Ammonas, one of the disciples of St Antony the Great. The main topics of these letters are the gifts of the Spirit, spiritual direction and discernment of the will of God. Derwas Chitty made a draft translation of these letters from the Greek and early Syriac versions; after his death, Dr Sebastian Brock carried out a thorough revision and added an introduction and a bibliography.
The Letters of Ammonas: Successor of St Antony
LENGTH: 23 pages
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The fourteen surviving letters of Ammonas, disciple of St Antony, on the gifts of the Spirit, spiritual direction and discernment of the will of God.
140 x 210 mm
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Derwas James Chitty (1901-71), an Anglican priest and Church historian with a particular interest in Orthodoxy, devoted much of his life to the study of early Egyptian and Palestinian monasticism, summing up the fruits of forty years’ research in his notable book, ‘The Desert a City’. He spent the last three years of his life in retirement at Llangwnadl on the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales.
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