The Harlots of the Desert
A Study of Repentance in Early Monastic Sources
Benedicta Ward SLG
Beauty consuming itself like incense burnt before God in solitude: these stories of penitent women from the fourth- century Egyptian desert fascinated Christians in antiquity and throughout the Middle Ages.
". . . without question, a book of very great importance for the reader of Christian monastic sources both timely and well done." - Cistercian Studies
". . . this book has a real contemporary interest not only for students of monasticism but for anyone concerned with spirituality." - The Way