Cave Refectory Road: Monastic Rhythms for Reshaping Christianity

Cave Refectory Road: Monastic Rhythms for Reshaping Christianity

by Ian Adams

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ISBN-13: 9781848250284
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 09/30/2010
Pages: 99
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


IAN ADAMS is an Anglican priest, an Associate Minister with Fresh Expressions, a missioner with the Church Mission Society and founder of mayBe, a new monastic community in Oxford. A popular Greenbelt speaker, he is the creator of Morning Bell, a daily call to prayer sent by e-mail, text and twitter. He lives in South Devon.

Table of Contents

1 reshaping the world - bringing monastic practice, wisdom and spirituality into everyday life 1

2 ancient paths, emerging patterns - exploring monastic practices of cave, refectory and road 8

3 to the cave - monastic patterns of withdrawal and prayer opening up space for encounter beyond our experience 15

4 in the refectory - monastic practices of hospitality and commitment to locality, creating communities making an earthy difference for good 23

5 on the road - the experience of friars inspiring creative engagement in the wider world 31

6 rhythm of life - the traditional monastic rule of life reinterpreted, bringing freedom and creativity through a new understanding of time 40

7 spiritual formation - monastic learning practices and becoming more (beauti)fully human in the way of Jesus 50

8 the way of simplicity - learning from the vow of poverty 59

9 the way of devotion - learning from the vow of chastity 68

10 the way of humility - learning from the vow of obedience 75

11 the way of rootedness - learning from the vow of stability 83

12 crossing boundaries - monastic patterns of life and reaching out beyond what we know 90

references and further reading 98

websites 99

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