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The Wisdom of the Desert Mothers and Fathers – Christine Valters Paintner

January 27, 2020

“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

What timeless wisdom do you think the world needs most today?

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