Desert Spirituality and Cultural Resistance

From Ancient Monks to Mountain Refugees

By Belden C. Lane

Desert Spirituality and Cultural Resistance

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  • ISBN: 9781532656965
  • Pages: 70
  • Publication Date: 1/1/1970
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Desert Spirituality and Cultural Resistance

From Ancient Monks to Mountain Refugees

By Belden C. Lane

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  • ISBN: 9781532656965
  • Pages: 70
  • Publication Date: 1/1/1970
  • Retail Price: $10.00
Web Price: $8.00
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“The wholeness of the life we seek is one that we are seldom able to envision in advance. It takes a shape that only the desert knows.”



Desert Spirituality and Cultural Resistance: From Ancient Monks to Mountain Refugees
is a passionate exploration of the theme of wilderness in the spiritual life. These three lectures by accomplished storyteller and theologian Belden Lane are inspirational in a way that lectures rarely are. Lane urges us to think courageously about the place of wilderness in Christian life. He contemplates the radical lives of the fourth-century Desert Fathers and Mothers, as well as the courageous example of sixteenth-century Anabaptists. He speaks of the ways in which wilderness can relate to the practice of a counter-cultural spirituality today, and he asks: Can desert and mountain gift us with a language to understand the experiences in our lives when we are taken to the edge, finding ourselves isolated and alone, both spiritually and culturally?



“The wilderness is a place of suffering, out on the edge. It is a place of letting go, a place for dying, and yet also a place for coming alive. The desert is where things fall apart and where things may come together for us in an unanticipated way.”


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Belden C. Lane

Bio(s)-

Belden C. Lane is Professor of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri. A Presbyterian minister who has taught for thirty years on a Jesuit faculty, he is author of The Solace of Fierce Landscapes and Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality.

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