Finding the Monk Within: Great Monastic Values for Today

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587680489
  • Publisher: HiddenSpring
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 1,363,446
  • 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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