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Monasticism

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  • The Road to Joyby Thomas Merton; Robert Daggy

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1989; US$ 8.99

    The second volume of Thomas Merton's letters is devoted to his correspondence with friends -- relatives and family friends, longtime friends, special friends, young people he regarded as new friends, and circular letters addressed to groups of friends. They range from 1931, ten years before he became a monk, to 1968, the year in which he died at a... more...

  • Caesarius of Arlesby William E. Klingshirn

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 44.00

    A study of the Christianisation of southern France through the career and writings of Bishop Caesarius of Arles. more...

  • The Courage for Truthby Thomas Merton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1993; US$ 8.99

    From 1948 until his death in 1968, Thomas corresponded with writers around the world, sharing with them his concerns about war, violence and repression, racism and injustice, and all forms of human aggression. more...

  • A Cry for Mercyby Henri Nouwen

    The Crown Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    A reissue of one of Henri Nouwen?s most powerful and most personal books: prayers that ?reveal a fearful heart, a cry for mercy, rays of hope, the power of the Spirit, the needs of the world, and finally gratitude.? In his continuing search for a deeper understanding of the spiritual life, Henri Nouwen traveled twice to the Trappist monastery in... more...

  • An Infinity of Little Hoursby Nancy Klein Maguire

    PublicAffairs 2007; US$ 16.99

    This riveting chronicle of an unimaginably difficult spiritual journey offers an unprecedented look inside a secretive world unchanged since medieval times more...

  • Scottish Monastic Landscapesby Derek Hall

    The History Press 2006; US$ 30.61

    This is an important companion volume to James Bond's award-winning Monastic Landcapes, which covers England and Wales more...

  • Tom Mertonby Joan C McDonald

    Marquette University Press 2006; US$ 37.00

    Thomas Merton did not choose to keep his most personal writing secret. He provided for his diaries to be released 25 years after his death. This biography combines the details of those diaries with the more widely known and published circumstances of his life. This is the biography that tells, for the first time, of Thomas Merton as he wanted us to... more...

  • The Art of the Franciscan Order in Italyby William R. Cook

    BRILL 2006; US$ 199.00

    This volume includes a collection of essays of scholars from several disciplines and focuses on the art produced for the Franciscans in Italy from the 13th to the 15th century. They contain a wide range of subject matter (fresco, panel, stained glass window) and a variety of approaches. more...

  • Asceticismby Vincent L. Wimbush

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 72.99

    From meditation and fasting to celibacy and anchoritism, the ascetic impulse has been an enduring and complex phenomenon throughout history. Offering a sweeping view of this elusive and controversial aspect of religious life and culture, this book examines the ascetic impulse. more...

  • Book for the Hour of Recreationby María de San José Salazar; Alison Weber; Amanda Powell; Alison Weber

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 25.00

    María de San José Salazar (1548-1603) took the veil as a Discalced ("barefoot") Carmelite nun in 1571, becoming one of Teresa of Avila's most important collaborators in religious reform and serving as prioress of the Seville and Lisbon convents. Within the parameters of the strict Catholic Reformation in Spain, María fiercely defended women's rights... more...