Sacrifice in the Desert: A Study of an Egyptian Minority Through the Prism of Coptic Monasticism
- Publish Date: 2003-04-18
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Mark Gruber
The desert fathers of ancient Egypt are an inherently fascinating, historical phenomenon. Sacrifice in the Desert is an anthropological study of the contemporary spiritual descendents of these monks as they live out their lives in some of the most primitive and remote monasteries of the Sahara Desert. This book is an investigation of the role of these desert ascetics as the cultural center of the Copts of Egypt in their struggle for survival through centuries of oppression and marginalization.