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  • Meister Eckhart in Erfurtby Andreas Speer; Lydia Wegener

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 213.35

    Meister Eckhart spent some twenty years in the Dominican convent in Erfurt. Although in recent years the great significance of Meister Eckhart?s time in Erfurt has become increasingly more evident, Eckhart research has on the whole devoted less attention to his years in Erfurt than to his time in Paris, Strasbourg and Cologne. The present... more...

  • Eustathii Thessalonicensis De emendanda vita monachicaby Karin Metzler

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 179.66

    In a detailed account, the archbishop and renowned scholar Eustathius of Thessalonica (probably 1115?1195) takes his monks severely to task, for in his eyes they fall far short of the ideals they professed in their monastic vows, particularly by engaging in business and being hostile to education and learning. With its Prolegomena, editorial... more...

  • Asceticismby Vincent L. Wimbush; Richard Valantasis

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Musical World of a Medieval Monkby James Grier

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

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

  • Turning Toward the Worldby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.24

    "Inexorably life moves on towards crisis and mystery. Everyone must struggle to adjust himself to this, to face the situation for 'now is the judgment of the world.' In a way, each one judges himself merely by what he does. Does, not says. Yet let us not completely dismiss words. They do have meaning. They are related to action. They spring from action... more...