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Publication Date: 2000
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Company KG
Originally a thesis, this is a detailed study of the role of crying and mourning in the teaching and practice of Egyptian hermits in the Nitrian desert during the 4th century. Crying and mourning were believed to be the most direct means of discovering God and themselves. Muller also examines the background to this form of worship in Egypt and in New Testament and Septuagint texts.Müller, Barbara is the author of 'Der Weg des Weinens: Die Tradition des Penthos in den Apophthegmata Patrum (Forschungen zur Kirchen- und Dogmengeschichte) (German Edition)', published 2000 under ISBN 9783525551851 and ISBN 3525551851.