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Western Monasticism: A History of the Monastic Movement in the Latin Church

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Christians have been drawn to monastic life nearly as long as Christianity has existed. Dedicating themselves to prayer, meditation, and good works, men and women in many diverse times and places have been willing to abstain from marriage, sexual relations, and personal ownership to serve God single-mindedly.In this overview of the Latin tradition, Peter King, emeritus senior lecturer of medieval history at Saint Andrew's University, leads readers quickly but deftly along the rugged monastic road from late antique Egypt to the present day, passing through spectacular expansion in medieval Europe, dissolution during the Reformation, retrenchment at the Counter Reformation, condemnation during the Enlightenment, destruction at the hands of revolutionaries, refoundation and new vigor during the nineteenth and the ecumenical twentieth centuries.

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Author(s):
Peter King
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0879077859
ISBN-13:
9780879077853
Number of pages:
482
Publisher:
Cistercian Publications
Title:
Western Monasticism: A History of the Monastic Movement in the Latin Church

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Christians have been drawn to monastic life nearly as long as Christianity has existed. Dedicating themselves to prayer, meditation, and good works, men and women in many diverse times and places have been willing to abstain from marriage, sexual relations, and personal ownership to serve God single-mindedly.In this overview of the Latin tradition, Peter King, emeritus senior lecturer of medieval history at Saint Andrew's University, leads readers quickly but deftly along the rugged monastic road from late antique Egypt to the present day, passing through spectacular expansion in medieval Europe, dissolution during the Reformation, retrenchment at the Counter Reformation, condemnation during the Enlightenment, destruction at the hands of revolutionaries, refoundation and new vigor during the nineteenth and the ecumenical twentieth centuries.

Author(s):
Peter King
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1999
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0879077859
ISBN-13:
9780879077853
Number of pages:
482
Publisher:
Cistercian Publications
Title:
Western Monasticism: A History of the Monastic Movement in the Latin Church

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