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- DescriptionThe desert fathers of ancient Egypt are an inherently fascinating, historical phemen. Sacrifice in the Desert is an anthropological study of the contemporary spiritual descendents of these monks as they live out their lives in some of the most primitive and remote monasteries of the Sahara Desert. This book is an investigation of the role of these desert ascetics as the cultural center of the Copts of Egypt in their struggle for survival through centuries of oppression and marginalization.
- Author BiographyFather Mark Gruber, O.S.B., a Benedictine monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, is Associate Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Saint Vincent College.
- Author(s)Mark Gruber
- PublisherUniversity Press of America
- Date of Publication18/04/2003
- SubjectChristian History & Denominations
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of America
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight426 g
- Width153 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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