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Hermits: The Insights of Solitude
Hermits: The Insights of Solitude
Our Price: $20.00
Year: 1996
Pages: 240
Binding Paperback
ISBN 712673636

Product Code: 756754631

Peter France (au). Explores the history of hermits & uncovers the truths they found in their solitude. Provides engaging accounts of the lives of famous hermits & hermitic movements -- from the Greek Cynics to the Desert Fathers to more modern seekers such as Thoreau, Thomas Merton, & Robert Lax. Viewed as possessing remarkable moral strength & mystical powers gained through an ascetic existence, hermits have been revered & scorned for their often odd behavior. For the modern hermit, the pursuit of enlightenment involves finding a balance between interacting with society & finding solitude in which to work. Includes sayings & teachings of hermits.

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