Category Archives: Quotes

Fasting Quotes: Early Church Fathers (4/7)

(Updated 02/17/2015 Fasting Quotes: Early Church Fathers Pope Clement I  (died 99 or 101) Didache (The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles) (c. 70-140) Saint Polycarp  (80 – 167) The Shepherd of Hermas (c. 90-140) Justin Martyr.(c. 100 – 165) Saint Irenaeus (c. 130 … Continue reading

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Fasting Quotes: Catholic Popes and Saints (5/7)

(Updated 02/17/2015 ) Fasting Quotes: Catholic Popes and Saints   Saint Peter Chrysologus (c. 380 – c. 450) Saint Benedict (c. 480 – 547) Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179) Saint Francis of Assisi  (1181/1182 – 1226) Saint Thomas Aquinas  (1225 – 1274) … Continue reading

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Fasting Quotes: Islam & Ramadan; Quran; Hadith; Imams (7/7)

Ramadan & Fasting Quotes: Quran; Hadith; Imams; & Shaykhs Quran on Ramadan, Fasting Hadith on Ramadan, Fasting Imams, Shaykhs on Ramadan, Fasting Imam Ja’far Al-Sadiq (83 – 148 AH) (702 – 765 C.E.) Imam al-Ghazali (450 – 503 AH)(c. 1058–1111 C.E.) Shaykh … Continue reading

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Fasting Quotes: Protestant Theologians & Ministers (6/7)

Fasting Quotes: Protestant Theologians & Ministers Martin Luther (1483 – 1546) Ulrich Zwingli (1484 – 1531) William Tyndale (c. 1494–1536) John Calvin (1509 – 1564) John Knox (c. 1514 – 1572) John Bunyan (1628 – 1688)  John Wesley (1703 – 1791) Jonathan Edwards (1703 … Continue reading

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Fasting Quotes: Other Jewish Sources (3/7)

Fasting Quotes: Other Jewish Sources Fasting in post-biblical Judaism offered holiness and obedience in the absence of sacrificial ritual services and prayers associated with the Temple. It also helped to preserve the separate and distinct character of the Jewish people … Continue reading

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Fasting Quotes: Old Testament (2/7)

  Fasting Quotes: Old Testament The spirit of food prohibition and restrictions in the Old Testament flows from a stream that springs in the Garden of Eden, then flows though the fasting of Moses on Mt. Sinai, into the command for affliction … Continue reading

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Fasting Quotes: Hindu Sources (1/7)

Fasting Quotes: Hindu Sources Hinduism sees the soul trapped in recurring incarnations of suffering and grief (samsara). The goal of devotional exercises (sadhana) is liberation (moksha) from this cycle. Ascetic austerities (tapas) such as fasting, increase willpower and help the mind … Continue reading

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