Finding the Monk Within: Great Monastic Values for Today

Finding the Monk Within: Great Monastic Values for Today

by Edward Cletus Sellner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1587680483

ISBN-13: 9781587680489

Pub. Date: 05/28/2008

Publisher: HiddenSpring

With its focus upon key, dynamic monastic figures from late antiquity to the medieval period in the history of Christian spirituality, Finding the Monk Within shows what these figures can teach the contemporary reader about the relevance of monastic values for today: solitude and silence, faith and compassion, friendship and mentoring, contemplation and leadership.See more details below

Overview

With its focus upon key, dynamic monastic figures from late antiquity to the medieval period in the history of Christian spirituality, Finding the Monk Within shows what these figures can teach the contemporary reader about the relevance of monastic values for today: solitude and silence, faith and compassion, friendship and mentoring, contemplation and leadership.

About the Author:
Edward C. Sellner, PhD, is professor of pastoral theology and spirituality at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587680489
Publisher:
HiddenSpring
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
519,665
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     1
Light from the East: Athanasius of Alexandria     9
Hearts on Fire: Antony of Egypt     27
New Rays of Light: Martin of Tours and Hilary of Poitiers     48
Like a Kindling Fire: Augustine and Monica     76
Flashing Lightning: Jerome and His Female Friends     101
A Kind of Fire: John Cassian and the Desert Elders     122
Golden Sparkling Flame: Brigit of Kildare and Irish Monasticism     146
A Candle in the Darkness: Gregory the Great     171
The Glittering Road to Paradise: Benedict and Scholastica     197
Valley of Light: Bernard of Clairvaux     228
Conclusion     266
Notes     273

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