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HIS 494: Adv Seminar Spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers: Home

Course Description

Explores the spirituality of the desert fathers and mothers from the third through sixth century. Ideals and experience of ascetics in Egypt, Syria, and Palestine are examined through a range of Monastic literature.  

The Course Guide to HIS 494 provides quick access links to top resources including background research materials, library databases, and primary source material.

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Getting Started

View a list of reference books available in the Reference Room in Jenks Library.  Use the NOBLE Catalog to find more materials from our general circulating collection.  

Databases & Scholarly Articles

View a list of top library databases you can use to search for scholarly journal articles.

You can also use the Journal Finder search interface to find specific journals related to topics in history that Gordon directly subscribes to either online or in print.  

Primary Sources

View a list of resources for finding primary source material on desert fathers and mothers.

Citing Sources

Resources for citing sources using the Chicago Manual of Style.