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The Wisdom of the Pearlers

An Anthology of Syriac Christian Mysticism
  • By Brian E. Colless
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The pearlers we meet in this book were early monks of Syria, Mesopotamia (Iraq), and Persia (Iran). They saw themselves as pearl-divers and pearl-merchants searing--through asceticism and prayer--for the precious pearl of mystical experience. Their quest led them into the wilderness, to a state of silent solitude in remote caves and hermitages.

Working from Syriac manuscripts in the British Museum, the Vatican Library, the Greek monastery of Saint Catherine in the wilderness of Sinai, and the Coptic monastery of the Syrians (Der es-Suriani) in the Egyptian desert, Brian E. Colless has produced a volume which draws modern readers into the spiritual world of Christian spirituality little know in the West or in the Chalcedonian East.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780879073169
    • Manufacturer: Cistercian Pubn
    • ISBN 13: 9780879073169
    • Language of Text: English
    • Publication Date: 04/01/2008
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Brian E. Colless
    • Page Count: 240
    • Width: 5.71 inches
    • Height: 0.57 inches
    • Length: 8.42 inches
    • Weight: 0.04 pounds

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