The author presents a loving contact with the founders of the Monastic Orders, and shows how St. Benedict and others made a skillful selection from the treasures of the ancients. Our age poses for all Christian religions a similar problem, namely how to adapt oneself to a changing civilization. This study of the roots common to all Christian monasticism will contribute to a mutual understanding between the Churches and different cultures.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 145 Vendor: Herder & Herder Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 8.47 X 5.45 X 0.52 (inches) ISBN: 0824518306 ISBN-13: 9780824518301 Availability: In Stock
In a concise study of the teachings of those who laid the foundations for Christian monasticism, from Clement of Alexandria to St. Bernard of Clairvaux, De Dreuille reveals the roots common to all Christian monasticism.