history -- and behind these movements ---- we may hear walking in the and ""either punishing or protecting his people in the simple of the author's essay. From this that the ancient (and other races before them) area of the punishment and an opportunity Thus the wilderness in the Bible is not only geographical, as well as a state of nature. From the Hebrew after Egypt through the Old Testament prophets and their sojourns forty days, the idea of the wilderness in the monasteries and flowered in the modern Church is well steeped The wilder of well lived and under luxuriance of and the road to perfection, -- Paradise. The treatise is distinctly scholarly and solid reading. It is well researched from pagan as well as Old Testament sources. Copious notes are interspersed within the middle of the text itself. However, patiently read, it does give a clearer understanding of the life of Christ and the development of doctrine.