Oneness considers the role monastic life plays within the life of the contemporary church.
Using a focus on the life, practice and history of the Shepherds Law community as a starting point, the book broadens the discussion to consider how such communities negotiate the boundary between the solitary life and life within their community.
With a foreword from Justin Welby and an afterword from Rowan Williams.
Table of Contents:
Foreword by Archbishop Justin Welby
Prologue by Diarmaid MacCulloch
Part 1: Setting the Scene
Introduction - Stephen Platten
1. Religious Communities and Their Citizenship - George Guiver
2. Northumbria's Long Tradition - Sarah Foot
3. Father William's Baton - Peta Dunstan
4. Shepherds Law: The Story so Far - Stephen Platten
Part 2: Unfolding the Mystery
5. The Skete - Andrew Louth
6. Francis of Assisi: A Hermit and His Hermitages - Brother Nicholas Alan Worssam SSF
7. The Monastic Sacrament in Life, Liturgy, Saints and Buildings - George Guiver
8. Gregorian Chant and Monastic Life - Dom Xavier Perrin OSB
9. Monastic Architecture and the Building of Shepherds Law: Monastic Life and Architecture - Christopher Irvine and Ralph Pattison
10. Waiting While Running - George Guiver
Afterword by Rowan Williams