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  • 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$ 11.99

    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...

  • A Search for Solitudeby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    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 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...

  • Negotiating Clerical Identitiesby Jennifer D. Thibodeaux

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    Clerics in the Middle Ages were subjected to differing ideals of masculinity, both from within the Church and from lay society. The historians in this volume interrogate the meaning of masculine identity for the medieval clergy, by considering a wide range of sources, time periods and geographical contexts. more...

  • The Heads of Religious Housesby David Knowles; C. N. L. Brooke; Vera C. M. London

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 48.00

    A reissue, with substantial corrections, of a classic research tool in medieval religious history. more...

  • Medieval Religious Women in the Low Countriesby Wybren Scheepsma; David F. Johnson

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 99.00

    A case study of the Chapter of Windesheim and the texts produced there illuminates the female spiritual experience of the Modern Devotion, a northern European movement of the late fourteenth century. more...