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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...

  • 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...

  • Narratives of a New Orderby E. Freeman

    Brepols Publishers 2002; US$ 77.00

    The author examines the classic genre for inventing a past, argueing that historical narratives of the English Cistercians helped define the characteristics of the new Cistercian monastic order as well as new political orders of twelfth- and thirteenth-century England. more...

  • Send me Godby M. Cawley

    Brepols Publishers 2003; US$ 95.00

    In the early 13th century the diocese of Liège witnessed an extraordinary religious revival, known to us largely through the abundant corpus of saints' lives from that region. Holy women were held up by their biographers as models of orthodoxy and miraculous powers. Less familiar but no less fascinating are the male saints of the region. In this volume... more...

  • Dialogues with Silenceby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    An intensely personal devotional book from Thomas Merton, the ultimate spiritual writer of our time, showing his contemplative and religious side through his prayers and rarely-seen drawings. The only Merton gift book available. Dialogues with Silence contains a selection of prayers from throughout Merton's life--from his journals, letters,... more...

  • A Search for Solitudeby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.49

    The third volume of Thomas Merton's journals chronicles Merton's attempts to reconcile his desire for solitude and contemplation with the demands of his new-found celebrity status within the strictures of conventional monastic life. more...

  • The Heads of Religious Housesby David M. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 88.00

    This final volume of the Heads of Religious Houses series takes the lists from 1377 to 1540. more...

  • The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Swedenby Denis Searby; Bridget Morris

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 77.99

    This is the second of four volumes and it contains Book IV and Book V of the Revelations . Book IV includes some of Birgitta's most influential visions, with topics ranging from the Avignon papacy and purgatory, to the Hundred Years' War. Book V, the Liber Quaestionum (Book of Questions), takes the form of a learned dialogue between Christ and a... more...

  • The Short Chronicleby Jeanne de Jussie; Carrie F. Klaus

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    Jeanne de Jussie (1503?61) experienced the Protestant Reformation from within the walls of the Convent of Saint Clare in Geneva. In her impassioned and engaging Short Chronicle , she offers a singular account of the Reformation, reporting not only on the larger clashes between Protestants and Catholics but also on events in her convent?devious city... more...

  • Contemplative Prayerby Thomas Merton; Thich Nhat Hanh

    The Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.00

    In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences?from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism?to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems... more...