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Monasticism

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  • 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...

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

  • Asceticismby Vincent L. Wimbush; Richard Valantasis

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 74.99

    The only comprehensive reference work on asceticism with a multicultural, multireligious, and multidisciplinary perspective, Asceticism offers a sweeping view of an elusive and controversial aspect of religious life and culture. Providing a broad historical and comparative perspective, contributions by more than forty preeminent scholars in a wide... more...

  • The Daoist Monastic Manualby Livia Kohn

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 124.99

    The Fengdao kejie or "Rules and Precepts for Worshiping the Dao" dates from the early seventh century and is a key text of medieval Daoist priesthood and monasticism, which was first formally organized in the sixth century. Compiled to serve the needs of both monastic practitioners and priests in training it describes the fundamental rules, organizational... more...

  • The Musical World of a Medieval Monkby James Grier

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 46.00

    A study of the musical activities of Adémar de Chabannes, the eleventh-century monk. more...

  • Monastic Spaces and their Meaningsby M. Cassidy-Welch

    Brepols Publishers 2001; US$ 77.00

    This monograph focuses on the abbeys of northern England during the period 1132-1400 (Fountains, Rievaulx, Jervaulx, Meaux, Sawley, Roche, Byland and Kirkstall) to facilitate a microhistory of cultural, textual, personnel and architectural comparisons. more...

  • Run to the Mountainby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    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...

  • Entering the Silenceby Thomas Merton

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    The second volume of Thomas Merton's "gusty, passionate journals" (Thomas Moore) chronicles Merton's advancements to priesthood and emergence as a bestselling author with the surprise success of his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain. Spanning an eleven-year period, Entering the Silence reflects Merton's struggle to balance his vocation... more...

  • The Monk and the Bookby Megan Hale Williams

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    In the West, monastic ideals and scholastic pursuits are complementary; monks are popularly imagined copying classics, preserving learning through the Middle Ages, and establishing the first universities. But this dual identity is not without its contradictions. While monasticism emphasizes the virtues of poverty, chastity, and humility, the scholar,... more...

  • A Rule for Children and Other Writingsby Jacqueline Pascal; John J. S.J. Conley

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    Jacqueline Pascal (1625-1661) was the sister of Blaise Pascal and a nun at the Jansenist Port-Royal convent in France. She was also a prolific writer who argued for the spiritual rights of women and the right of conscientious objection to royal, ecclesiastic, and family authority. This book presents selections from the whole of Pascal's career... more...