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Monasticism

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  • The Sound of Two Hands Clappingby Georges B. J. Dreyfus

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    A unique insider's account of day-to-day life inside a Tibetan monastery, The Sound of Two Hands Clapping reveals to Western audiences the fascinating details of monastic education. Georges B. J. Dreyfus, the first Westerner to complete the famous Ge-luk curriculum and achieve the distinguished title of geshe, weaves together eloquent and moving... more...

  • The Memory of the Eyesby Georgia Frank

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    Pilgrims in the deserts of Egypt and the holy land during the fourth and fifth centuries A.D. often reported visiting holy people as part of their tours of holy places. This is the first comprehensive study of pilgrimage to these famous ascetics of late antique Christianity. more...

  • A history of Franciscan education (c. 1210-1517)by B. Roest

    BRILL 2000; US$ 204.00

    This volume offers a new synthesis of Franciscan education, showing the dynamic development of the Franciscan school network. Also discussed is the relationship between the medieval universities and the study programmes offered to Franciscan students. more...

  • The Art of the Franciscan Order in Italyby William R. Cook

    BRILL 2006; US$ 199.00

    This volume includes a collection of essays of scholars from several disciplines and focuses on the art produced for the Franciscans in Italy from the 13th to the 15th century. They contain a wide range of subject matter (fresco, panel, stained glass window) and a variety of approaches. more...

  • Virtue and Ethics in the Twelfth Centuryby István P. Bejczy; Richard G. Newhauser

    BRILL 2005; US$ 129.00

    This volume contains fifteen contributions on diverse aspects of twelfth-century moral thought, including monastic morality, (proto-)scholastic virtue ethics, the conception of virtue in various socio-political contexts and ethical traditions in Islamic and Jewish philosophy. more...

  • Asceticismby Vincent L. Wimbush

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 64.99

    From meditation and fasting to celibacy and anchoritism, the ascetic impulse has been an enduring and complex phenomenon throughout history. Offering a sweeping view of this elusive and controversial aspect of religious life and culture, this book examines the ascetic impulse. more...

  • The Daoist Monastic Manualby Livia Kohn

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 98.99

    This title offers a complete annotated translation of the 'Fengdao Keije', accompanied by three introductory chapters that outline the development of Daoist organisations, discuss the date and compilation of the work, and introduce key issues of terminology and world view. more...

  • Meister Eckhart in Erfurtby Andreas Speer; Lydia Wegener

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 224.00

    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 volume of... more...

  • Eustathii Thessalonicensis De emendanda vita monachicaby Karin Metzler

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 182.00

    In a detailed account, the archbishop and renowned scholar Eustathius of Thessalonica (probably1115?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 work, and... 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...