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  • Asceticismby Vincent L. Wimbush; Richard Valantasis

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 72.99

    The only comprehensive reference work on asceticism with a multicultural, multireligious, and multidisciplinary perspective, Asceticism offers a sweeping view of an elusive and controversial aspect of religious life and culture. Providing a broad historical and comparative perspective, contributions by more than forty preeminent scholars in a wide... more...

  • The Daoist Monastic Manualby Livia Kohn

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 114.99

    The Fengdao kejie or "Rules and Precepts for Worshiping the Dao" dates from the early seventh century and is a key text of medieval Daoist priesthood and monasticism, which was first formally organized in the sixth century. Compiled to serve the needs of both monastic practitioners and priests in training it describes the fundamental rules, organizational... more...

  • Meister Eckhart in Erfurtby Andreas Speer; Lydia Wegener

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 266.00

    Meister Eckhart spent some twenty years in the Dominican convent in Erfurt, first as prior and then as first provincial of the order’s province of Saxonia. Although in recent years the great significance of Meister Eckhart’s time in Erfurt, between the periods he spent in Paris, has become increasingly more evident, Eckhart research has on... more...

  • Eustathii Thessalonicensis De emendanda vita monachicaby Karin Metzler

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 224.00

    Ein wertvolles historisches Zeugnis und literarisches Werk von Rang stellt diese Schrift des Eustathios von Thessalonike (ca. 1115–1195) dar, in der der Erzbischof und berühmte Gelehrte drastisch und detailreich mit seinen Mönchen ins Gericht geht; in seinen Augen bleiben sie weit hinter dem Ideal zurück, das sie bei ihrer Mönchsweihe gelobten,... more...

  • Franciscan Literature of Religious Instruction before the Council of Trentby Bert Roest

    BRILL 2004; US$ 280.00

    This survey provides medievalists and Renaissance scholars alike with the first comprehensive introduction to Franciscan texts of religious instruction, ranging from sermon cycles, catechistic manuals and novice training treatises, to the larger texts of liturgical and religious edification. more...

  • The Musical World of a Medieval Monkby James Grier

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 46.00

    A study of the musical activities of Adémar de Chabannes, the eleventh-century monk. more...

  • Monastic Spaces and their Meaningsby M. Cassidy-Welch

    Brepols Publishers 2001; US$ 77.00

    This monograph focuses on the abbeys of northern England during the period 1132-1400 (Fountains, Rievaulx, Jervaulx, Meaux, Sawley, Roche, Byland and Kirkstall) to facilitate a microhistory of cultural, textual, personnel and architectural comparisons. more...

  • Dancing in the Water of Lifeby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.49

    The sixties were a time of restlessness, inner turmoil, and exuberance for Merton during which he closely followed the careening development of political and social activism – Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Selma, the Catholic Worker Movement, the Vietnam war, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Volume 5 chronicles the approach of... more...

  • Run to the Mountainby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.49

    When Thomas Merton died accidentally in Bangkok in 1968, the beloved Trappist monk's will specified that his personal diaries not be published for 25 years -- presumably because they contained his uncensored thoughts and feelings. Now, a quarter of a century has passed since Merton's death, and the journals are the last major piece of writing to appear... more...

  • Entering the Silenceby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.49

    The second volume of Thomas Merton's "gusty, passionate journals" (Thomas Moore) chronicles Merton's advancements to priesthood and emergence as a bestselling author with the surprise success of his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain. Spanning an eleven-year period, Entering the Silence reflects Merton's struggle to balance his vocation... more...