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It tracks the development of monastic rules and includes sections on female asceticism and monasticism, on Irish monasticism and its influence and the developing theology of afterlife and intercession. This unique work based on a detailed consideration texts from the period, their use and adaption, and is the first treatment of the subject to draw together social and religious approaches. The book offers a number of original perspectives on major issues and controversies.
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The Lord As Their Portion: The Story of the Religious Orders and How They Shaped Our WorldElizabeth RapleyWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2011 / Trade Paperback$10.56 Retail:
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The Age of the Cloister: The Story of Monastic Life in the Middle AgesChristopher BrookePaulist Press / Trade Paperback$19.80 Retail:
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Seeking the Absolute Love: The Founders of Christian MonasticismMayeul de DreuilleHerder & Herder / 2000 / Trade Paperback$16.16 Retail:
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Cassian and the Fathers: Initiation into the Monastic TraditionPatrick F. O'Connell, EditorCistercian / 2004 / Trade Paperback$33.70Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.CBD Stock No: WW070013
Times Literary Supplement
...the book succeeds admirably in making technical material accessible to the general reader.
English Historical Review
The goal of this work, very successfully achieved, is a comprehensive view of monastic history...throughout the book [Dunn] brings the reader quickly to understand a host of scholarly controversies without overburdening her text.
...a thorough reading of the major secondary studies of the past generation...The extensive notes, substantial biliography and detailed index will be of great use.
This deserves to be widely recommended...a fascinating and thorough book...
‘... the book succeeds admirably in making technicalmaterial accessible to the general reader.’ EnglishHistorical Review
‘The goal of this work, very successfully achieved, is acomprehensive view of monastic history ... throughout the book[Dunn] brings the reader quickly to understand a host of scholarlycontroversies without overburdening her text. Speculum
'... a thorough reading of the major secondary studies of thepast generation ... The extensive notes, substantial biliographyand detailed index will be of great use.' EcclesiasticalHistory
"This deserves to be widely recommended... a fascinatingand thorough book" Morwenna Ludlow, Mind