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Wisdom of the Desert Fathers & Mothers – Christine Valters Paintner 

April 24, 2017

“The wisdom of the desert fathers and mothers has remained important in every age, because it is about the fundamental struggle to live a meaningful and authentic life. In current times, particularly, their wisdom offers a challenge to the values of our contemporary culture – values finely focused on productivity, achievement, ‘power over’ rather than shared power, self-interest rather than interest in the common good, and self-preservation at all costs.”
— Christine Valters Paintner, PhD Desert Mothers and Fathers: Early Christian Wisdom Sayings Annotated and Explained

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