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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...

  • 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...

  • 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 US$ 72.16

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

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

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 77.99 US$ 67.07

    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...

  • 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...

  • Managing Monksby Jonathan A. Silk

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 77.99 US$ 67.07

    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...