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Monasticism

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  • Run to the Mountainby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    When Thomas Merton died accidentally in Bangkok in 1968, the beloved Trappist monk's will specified that his personal diaries not be published for 25 years -- presumably because they contained his uncensored thoughts and feelings. Now, a quarter of a century has passed since Merton's death, and the journals are the last major piece of writing to appear... more...

  • 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...

  • Turning Toward the Worldby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 15.99

    "Inexorably life moves on towards crisis and mystery. Everyone must struggle to adjust himself to this, to face the situation for 'now is the judgment of the world.' In a way, each one judges himself merely by what he does. Does, not says. Yet let us not completely dismiss words. They do have meaning. They are related to action. They spring from action... more...

  • Virtue and Ethics in the Twelfth Centuryby IstvŠn 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...

  • 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...

  • ∆lfric's Letter to the Monks of Eynshamby Christopher A. Jones

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00

    This 1999 book contains an edition of the Latin text and complete English translation of ∆lfric's liturgical 'letter'. 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...

  • Dialogues with Silenceby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...