Comparing The Rule Of Saint Benedict And The Sayings Of The Desert Fathers

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The Rule of Saint Benedict and “The Sayings of the Desert Fathers” are regarded as important pieces of religious text. Despite the overarching themes of faith and trust in God, neither The Rule of Saint Benedict nor “The Sayings of the Desert Fathers” convey a message of true religion. Both are guidelines–rules and regulations on how to achieve spirituality and a connection with God, but neither of the two texts achieves that. By creating specific rules and standards of religion, they negate its true meaning. The Rule of Saint Benedict was written in approximately 529 by, not surprisingly, Saint Benedict. It addressed the rules of life in an abbey under the rule of an abbot. It is written from a faith-based perspective, but fails to convey
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