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The Story of Monasticism

Greg Peters
The Story of Monasticism
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The Story of Monasticism

Greg Peters

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:Some evangelicals perceive monasticism as a relic from the past, a retreat from the world, or a shirking of the call to the Great Commission. At the same time, contemporary evangelical spirituality desires historical Christian manifestations of the faith. In this accessibly written book Greg Peters, an expert in monastic studies who is a Benedictine oblate and spiritual director, offers a historical survey of monasticism from its origins to current manifestations. Peters recovers the riches of the monastic tradition for contemporary spiritual formation and devotional practice, explaining why the monastic impulse is a valid and necessary manifestation of the Christian faith for today's church.

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:Some evangelicals perceive monasticism as a relic from the past, a retreat from the world, or a shirking of the call to the Great Commission. At the same time, contemporary evangelical spirituality desires historical Christian manifestations of the faith. In this accessibly written book Greg Peters, an expert in monastic studies who is a Benedictine oblate and spiritual director, offers a historical survey of monasticism from its origins to current manifestations. Peters recovers the riches of the monastic tradition for contemporary spiritual formation and devotional practice, explaining why the monastic impulse is a valid and necessary manifestation of the Christian faith for today's church.
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Greg Peters

Greg Peters is Assistant Professor of Medieval and Spiritual Theology in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University. He is also Visiting Assistant Professor of Church History at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin and is a visiting professor of monastic studies at St. John's School of Theology in Collegeville, Minnesota. He is the author of Peter of Damascus: Byzantine Monk and Spiritual Theologian (2009). A

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    introduction: The Monastic Impulse
    part I: Anthony To Benedict
    1. The Origins Of Christian Monasticism
    2. Of Anchorites And Cenobites
    3. The Rule
    part Ii: Benedict To Bernard
    4. The Flowering Of Benedictine Monasticism
    5. Other Voices: Celtic, Frankish, And Eastern Monasticism
    6. Challenges Of Christendom
    7. The Road To Reform
    part Iii: Bernard To Luther
    8. The Cistercians, Carthusians, And Other Reforming Orders
    9. Regular Canons, Hospitallers, And The Military orders
    10. The Friars
    11. Decline Or Development? Lay Piety And Religious Life In The Late Medieval Era
    part Iv: Luther To Merton
    12. The Reformers And Counter-reformers
    13. Protestants And Monasticism After The Reformation
    14. Continuing Roman Catholic Monastic Practice
    epilogue: Monasticism Today And Tomorrow

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  • Catalogue Code 421024
  • Product Code 9780801048913
  • ISBN 0801048915
  • EAN 9780801048913
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Aug 2015
  • Sales Rank #56664
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.390kg

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