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The Lives Of Simeon Stylites (Cistercian Studies)

The Lives Of Simeon Stylites (Cistercian Studies)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780879075125
  • Publisher: Cistercian Publications
  • Release Date: May 01, 1992
  • Pages: 244 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.38 x 0.56 x 8.56 inches


In the flood of christian ascetics who left the world to seek God alone, Simeon chose a novel withdrawal. He mounted a pillar and remained there the rest of his life. To him came supplicants with al kinds of problems: personal anguish, sickness and pain, infertility, sin, and social transgression. Public issues were mediated at his shrine and slaves manumitted. Three views of the Stylite in three lives.

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