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Monasticism

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  • Life in a Monasteryby Stephen Hebron

    The History Press 2012; US$ 2.90

    The golden age of the monastery in Britain was between the Norman Conquest (1066) and the dissolution of the monasteries (1536-40). This guide examines the lives of the monks in the seclusion of the great monasteries, freed from the temptations and distractions of the fallen world and governed by the triple vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.... more...

  • Managing Monksby Jonathan A. Silk

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 77.99

    The paradigmatic Buddhist is the monk. It is well known that ideally Buddhist monks are expected to meditate and study -- to engage in religious practice. The institutional structure which makes this concentration on spiritual cultivation possible is the monastery. But as a bureaucratic institution, the monastery requires administrators to organize... more...

  • Meister Eckhart in Erfurtby Andreas Speer; Lydia Wegener

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 252.00

    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... 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 Monastic Renaissance at St Albansby James G. Clark

    Clarendon Press 2004; US$ 204.99

    A Monastic Renaissance at St Albans is a study of intellectual life - teaching, preaching, the production of books, and the pursuit of scholarship - at one of England's greatest monasteries at the end of the Middle Ages. It has always been assumed that the monasteries fell into decline long before the Dissolution, but this study demonstrates the... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Musical World of a Medieval Monkby James Grier

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

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

  • The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden, 2by Denis Searby; Bridget Morris

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 77.99

    St. Brigitta of Sweden (1303-73, canonized 1391) was one of the most charismatic and influential visionaries of the later Middle Ages. Altogether, she received some seven hundred revelations, dealing with subjects ranging from meditations on the human condition, domestic affairs in Sweden, and ecclesiastical matters in Rome, to revelations in praise... more...