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- 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...
- 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... more...
- The Doubleday Religious 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...
- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 54.00
This book explores intellectual foundations of the Benedictine reform in tenth-century England. more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
An apostolic lifestyle characterized by total material renunciation, homelessness, and begging was practiced by monks throughout the Roman Empire in the fourth and fifth centuries. Such monks often served as spiritual advisors to urban aristocrats whose patronage gave them considerable authority and independence from episcopal control. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 76.95
The Emergence of Monasticism offers a new approach to the subject, placing its development against the dynamic of both social and religious change. First study in any language to cover the formative period of medieval monasticism. Gives particular attention to the contribution of women to ascetic and monastic life. more...