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  • The Intimate Mertonby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.24

    In this diary-like memoir, composed of his most poignant and insightful journal entries, The Intimate Merton lays bare the steep ways of Thomas Merton's spiritual path. Culled from the seven volumes of his personal journals, this twenty nine year chronicle deepens and extends the story Thomas Merton recounted and made famous in The Seven Storey... more...

  • A Rule for Children and Other Writingsby Jacqueline Pascal; John J. S.J. Conley

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    Jacqueline Pascal (1625-1661) was the sister of Blaise Pascal and a nun at the Jansenist Port-Royal convent in France. She was also a prolific writer who argued for the spiritual rights of women and the right of conscientious objection to royal, ecclesiastic, and family authority. This book presents selections from the whole of Pascal's career... more...

  • Book for the Hour of Recreationby María de San José Salazar; Alison Weber; Amanda Powell; Alison Weber

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    María de San José Salazar (1548-1603) took the veil as a Discalced ("barefoot") Carmelite nun in 1571, becoming one of Teresa of Avila's most important collaborators in religious reform and serving as prioress of the Seville and Lisbon convents. Within the parameters of the strict Catholic Reformation in Spain, María fiercely defended women's rights... more...

  • The Monk and the Bookby Megan Hale Williams

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    In the West, monastic ideals and scholastic pursuits are complementary; monks are popularly imagined copying classics, preserving learning through the Middle Ages, and establishing the first universities. But this dual identity is not without its contradictions. While monasticism emphasizes the virtues of poverty, chastity, and humility, the scholar,... more...

  • Buddhist Monasticism in East Asiaby James A. Benn; Lori Meeks; James Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    The area of Buddhist monasticism has long attracted the interest of Buddhist studies scholars and historians, but the interpretation of the nature and function of monasteries across diverse cultures and vast historical periods remains a focus for debate. This book provides a multifaceted discussion of religious, social, cultural, artistic, and political... more...

  • How the Irish Saved Civilizationby Thomas Cahill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history... more...

  • Monk Habits for Everyday Peopleby Dennis L. Okholm; Kathleen Norris

    Baker Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    An evangelical theologian who has researched and practices Benedictine spirituality offers an accessible introduction to this time-tested practice. more...

  • Friars, Theby C. H Lawrence

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    The mendicant friars of the Franciscan and Dominican orders played a unique and important role in medieval society. In the early thirteenth century, the Church was being challenged by a confident new secular culture, associated with the growth of towns, the rise of literature and articulate laity, the development of new sciences and the creation of... more...

  • Life in a Monasteryby Stephen Hebron

    The History Press 2006; US$ 3.99

    The golden age of the monastery in Britain was between the Norman Conquest (1066) and the dissolution of the monasteries (1536-40). more...

  • Meister Eckhart in Erfurtby Andreas Speer; Lydia Wegener

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 206.80

    Etwa zwei Jahrzehnte ist Meister Eckhart im Erfurter Dominikanerkonvent gewesen. Obgleich die große Bedeutung der Erfurter Zeit Meister Eckharts in den letzten Jahren zunehmend deutlicher hervorgetreten ist, so steht diese bislang in aller Regel hinter seiner Pariser, Straßburger und Kölner Zeit zurück. Der wissenschaftlichen Aufarbeitung... more...