Who were the Desert Fathers and Mothers? (2 segments)
Description: This week we celebrate the Feast of Theodora of Alexandria, one of the ancient Desert Mothers. Who are the Desert Fathers and Mothers? What do we know about the monastic lives they led and the writings they’ve left behind? We’ll talk about it with Bill Cook.
William Cook is Professor Emeritus of History at State University of New York - Genesceo, where he taught on Medieval and Renaissance Europe and Church History. He is the president of the Bill Cook Foundation, which helps poor children in 29 countries go to school. Visit billcookfoundation.org. He is the author of several books including "The Medieval World View: An Introduction" and has hosted nine Great Courses lecture series, covering topics such as the Hussites, the Cathedral and early Church fathers.