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Monks, Hermits and the Ascetic Tradition: Studies in Church History, vol. 22 [1985]

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Hardback published by Basil Blackwell for the Ecclesiastical History Society, first edition, 1985. Edited by W. J. Shiels. Volume 22 in the Studies in Church History series, containing papers read at the 1984 summer meeting and 1985 winter meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society (president: Henry Chadwick).

Moral and spiritual exercise to train the character to virtue, or indeed to perfection, by inward or outward acts of self-discipline, has occupied a large role in Christian history. The aspiration has taken not only individual expression in the eremitic tradition, but also social expression through monastic communities. The essays in this volume examine monastic traditions from Augustine to the 12th-century Cistercians and the revival of monasticism in the Anglican church in the 19th century. The eremitic tradition is discussed through the lives of Romuald and the little-known followers of St Paul, and through the role of Peter the Hermit in the First Crusade.

Hardback in dust jacket. Jacket has the remains of a label on the back cover. Otherwise both jacket and book are in very good condition.

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Author(s):
Shiels, W J (ed)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14 cm x 22 cm, 5.5 x 8.5 in
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0631143513
ISBN-13:
9780631143512
Number of pages:
460
Publisher:
Basil Blackwell
Title:
Monks, Hermits and the Ascetic Tradition

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Hardback published by Basil Blackwell for the Ecclesiastical History Society, first edition, 1985. Edited by W. J. Shiels. Volume 22 in the Studies in Church History series, containing papers read at the 1984 summer meeting and 1985 winter meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society (president: Henry Chadwick).

Moral and spiritual exercise to train the character to virtue, or indeed to perfection, by inward or outward acts of self-discipline, has occupied a large role in Christian history. The aspiration has taken not only individual expression in the eremitic tradition, but also social expression through monastic communities. The essays in this volume examine monastic traditions from Augustine to the 12th-century Cistercians and the revival of monasticism in the Anglican church in the 19th century. The eremitic tradition is discussed through the lives of Romuald and the little-known followers of St Paul, and through the role of Peter the Hermit in the First Crusade.

Hardback in dust jacket. Jacket has the remains of a label on the back cover. Otherwise both jacket and book are in very good condition.

Author(s):
Shiels, W J (ed)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14 cm x 22 cm, 5.5 x 8.5 in
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0631143513
ISBN-13:
9780631143512
Number of pages:
460
Publisher:
Basil Blackwell
Title:
Monks, Hermits and the Ascetic Tradition

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