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Origins of Monasticism in Mesopotamia By Dale A. Johnson
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This book is an analysis and translation into English of rare manuscripts written in the language of Jesus, Aramaic/Syriac. These are stories of the lives of monks who left Egypt and went to the... More > region of the upper Tigris River and established institutions that remain unto this day. The author lived at Mor Gabriel Monastery while working on this text.< Less
CHRISTIAN MONASTICISM IN EGYPT TO THE CLOSE OF THE FOURTH CENTURY By William H. Mackean D.D.
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Although various books and articles have been published recently upon the subject of monasticism, there is singularly little that deals with its origin in Egypt. English, French and German writers,... More > whose works cover a wider field, have necessarily been unable to devote much space to the particular question of the origin. The purpose therefore of the first part of this study is an attempt to show how monasticism grew out of the special conditions of thought and life in Egypt, a mode of approach which has not apparently been adopted elsewhere to the same extent. The latter part deals with a subject that has been treated attractively by many writers, but it aims at being a survey of the first century of monasticism in Egypt, based upon those sources which have been generally accepted by recent criticism as the most reliable.< Less
Monasticism: Its Ideals and History and the Confessions of St. Augustine By Adolf Harnack
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Adolf von Harnack, was a German Lutheran theologian and prominent church historian. He produced many religious publications from 1873-1912. Harnack traced the influence of Hellenistic philosophy on... More > early Christian writing and called on Christians to question the authenticity of doctrines that arose in the early Christian church. He rejected the historicity of the gospel of John in favor of the synoptic gospels, criticized the Apostles' Creed, and promoted the Social Gospel. In the 19th century, higher criticism flourished in Germany, establishing the historical-critical method as an academic standard for interpreting the Bible and understanding the historical Jesus. Harnack's work is part of a reaction to Tübingen, and represents a reappraisal of tradition.< Less
Merton, Mercuse and Monasticism: Critical Dialogues on Love and Religious Diversity By Mario Aguilar Benitez
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Despite the fact that Thomas Merton was so active in corresponding and supporting peace activists and those involved in inter-faith dialogue he was a member of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict... More > Observance (Trappists) and had lived as a contemplative monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky for twenty seven years. His last lecture delivered in Bangkok was on the contribution of the Marxist thinker Herbert Marcuse and its Marxist contribution to the renewal of monasticism. This intriguing lecture, not fashionable any longer after the end of Marxist regimes in Eastern Europe, was rather important and constitutes the subject of this work.< Less
Merton, Mercuse and Monasticism: Critical Dialogues on Love and Religious Diversity By Mario Aguilar Benitez
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Despite the fact that Thomas Merton was so active in corresponding and supporting peace activists and those involved in inter-faith dialogue he was a member of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict... More > Observance (Trappists) and had lived as a contemplative monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky for twenty seven years. His last lecture delivered in Bangkok was on the contribution of the Marxist thinker Herbert Marcuse and its Marxist contribution to the renewal of monasticism. This intriguing lecture, not fashionable any longer after the end of Marxist regimes in Eastern Europe, was rather important and constitutes the subject of this work.< Less
St Basil and his Rule By E.F. Morison
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Morison provides a useful introduction to the monastic rule of St Basil of Caesarea. St Basil is one of the great founders of monasticism in the East, and had an influence on St Benedict and the... More > development of monasticism in the West.< Less
The Pagan Book of Hours - Breviary By The Order of the Horae
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This book is designed for Neo-Pagans who are drawn to monasticism and want a liturgy of spiritual discipline in their lives, but can also be used for any Pagan group that wants a regular daily... More > liturgy, or any Pagan who needs a quick ritual for a given day or deity. The Book of Hours contains a full-year calendar of twice-daily rituals, based on the lore of many different ancient cultures, as well as a daily regimen of Hours to follow.Because the complete text of all the rituals is on the Book Of Hours Website, the preview shows only one of the almost 500 rituals in the Breviary. This is the PAPERBACK edition. A HARDCOVER edition is also available. For convenience, Asphodel Press provides a Congregational (and a LARGE PRINT Congregational) containing only the rituals that have Call-and-Response sections.< Less
The Pagan Book of Hours - Breviary By The Order of the Horae
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This book is designed for Neo-Pagans who are drawn to monasticism and want a liturgy of spiritual discipline in their lives, but can also be used for any Pagan group that wants a regular daily... More > liturgy, or any Pagan who needs a quick ritual for a given day or deity. The Book of Hours contains a full-year calendar of twice-daily rituals, based on the lore of many different ancient cultures, as well as a daily regimen of Hours to follow.Because the complete text of all the rituals is on the Book Of Hours Website, the preview shows only one of the almost 500 rituals in the Breviary. This is the PAPERBACK edition. A HARDCOVER edition is also available. For convenience, Asphodel Press provides a Congregational (and a LARGE PRINT Congregational) containing only the rituals that have Call-and-Response sections.< Less
The Pagan Book of Hours - Breviary By The Order of the Horae
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This book was designed by Neo-Pagans drawn to monasticism who wanted a liturgy of spiritual discipline in their lives. It can be used for any individual or group who wants a regular daily liturgy, or... More > who needs a quick ritual for a given day or deity. The Book of Hours contains a full-year calendar of twice-daily rituals, based on the lore of many different ancient cultures, as well as information about a daily regimen of Hours to follow. All of the almost 500 rituals are freely available on the Book Of Hours Website, so the preview shows only one example.This is the HARDCOVER edition. PAPERBACK and DOWNLOAD editions are also available. For convenience, Asphodel Press provides a Congregational (and a LARGE PRINT Congregational) containing only the rituals that have Call-and-Response sections.< Less
Monasteries of Wadi 'N Natrun (Part II) - hardback By Hugh G. Evelyn White
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History of Wadi Natrun monasteries