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The Eremitic Life

Author : Cornelius Wencel
ISBN : 0972813233
Genre : Religion
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Father Cornelius Wencel, Er.Cam. was born in Gostyn, Poland, in 1964. He made his final vows as a Camaldolese hermit in 1993 and was ordained priest in 1999. He now serves as prior and novice master at the Hermitage of the Five Martyrs in Bieniszew, Poland. Father Cornelius has published four books in Polish, and this is the first one to be translated into English. He received a doctorate in theology in 2004, successfully defending his dissertation on "The Trinitarian-Christological Perspective of Theological Anthropology in the Theodramatic of Hans Urs von Balthasar." The author profits from the insights of Balthasar, Kierkegaard, Merton, and various contemporary Polish thinkers. Topics treated in this book include seeking God, existential openness, discipline, simplicity, contemplation, interreligious dialogue, and ecology.
Category: Religion

Discerning Vocations To The Apostolic Life The Contemplative Life And The Eremitic Life

Author : Marie Theresa Coombs
ISBN : 9781532634222
Genre : Religion
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Throughout the spiritual journey, God's love engenders within every Christian active, contemplative, and solitary inclinations. Consequently, each person wants to do some good, to have a basic receptivity to God, and at times to be alone with God. As life unfolds, God's love also calls forth within a person an overriding attraction toward one of those three orientations, which in due course impels the individual toward a corresponding vocational lifestyle: an apostolic life, a contemplative life, or an eremitic life. In this book, the authors identify the core features of those three vocational lifestyles. In light of each vocational core, they then discuss an ensemble of signs and patterns that point to an authentic calling from God. This study offers wisdom and insight to those pondering the mystery of their personal vocations, to those discerning their vocational direction, and to spiritual directors, formation personnel, ecclesial leadership, and Christian educators who accompany them in their quest.
Category: Religion

Consider The Ravens

Author : Paul A. Fredette
ISBN : 9781936236640
Genre : Religion
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If you have ever wondered about how hermits live, or if you are an active participant in the eremitical life, then its time to make this ultimate resource guide part of your book collection. Written by the editors of Ravens Bread, an international quarterly newsletter that provides guidance on hermit life, Consider the Ravens is a seminal study on eremitism as it has developed since the 1950s. Learn about All aspects of the vocation, including spiritual, practical, and juridical Hazards of the hidden life Practical recommendations for beginners in eremitical life Extensive citations from desert fathers and mothers Exploration of eremitical spirituality. Essentially, youll learn about the eremitic life straight from the hermits themselves, and its never an easy task to get their opinions and advice! The voices of many of todays hermits can now be heard loud and clear for the first time. Find the answers to your questions about a vocation as old as spirituality itself and discover why eremitism is becoming more popular than ever in Consider the Ravens.
Category: Religion

Seeking In Solitude

Author : Bernadette McNary-Zak
ISBN : 9781606089699
Genre : Religion
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Seeking in Solitude examines select forms of contemporary Roman Catholic eremitic life and practice in the United States. Given the sustained presence of, and increased interest in, the eremitic life and practice, this book responds to the question of the place of the hermit in American Catholicism in a way that neither mystifies nor mythologizes it, but rather attempts to understand it.
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Author : Kees Waaijman
ISBN : 9042911832
Genre : Religion
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This textbook is a systematic guide to the extensive field of spirituality. Kees Waaijman charts the multiform phenomenon of spirituality: the spirituality of ordinary people, the great spiritual traditions and the force of counter-movements. From the foundation of this survey he answers questions like: What exactly is spirituality? What forms can a scholarly approach take? Finally, the book provides methodic access to the study of spirituality, focusing on the following questions: Which are the different forms of spirituality and how can we describe them? How can spiritual texts be given a reliable reading? Which themes can be distinguished in the field of spirituality and what would be a meaningful way to address them? What do we mean by spiritual guidance and what can we learn from it? This textbook has no equal. It is indispensable to scholars wishing to study the subject, but also to others who want to learn about spirituality.
Category: Religion

Monks Of Mount Izla

Author : Dale A. Johnson
ISBN : 9781411619494
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Origins of Christian monasticism East of the Euphrates from the 4th to 6th centuries from Aramaic hagiogrpahical sources.

Ascetic Culture

Author : Karigoudar Ishwaran
ISBN : 9004114122
Genre : Social Science
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Finally, he broadened the theme to the present title of his collection."--BOOK JACKET.
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Alone With God

Author : Dom Jean Leclercq
Genre : Religion
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Upon the recommendation of a Scottish publisher, we are reprinting as a single volume this most critically acclaimed and popular of modern Camaldolese books. It is a guide to the hermit way of life, based on the teaching of Blessed Paul Giustiniani and featuring a memorable preface by Thomas Merton. Jean Leclerq, O.S.B. (1911-1993) is widely regarded as the foremost twentieth century scholar of Western monasticism, and this is one of his most impressive achievements. If you are only going to read one work of monastic spirituality in your lifetime, this could be your best choice.
Category: Religion

Living In The Tenth Century

Author : Heinrich Fichtenau
ISBN : 0226246213
Genre : History
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"Fichtenau delivers a fascinating view of tenth-century Europe on the eve of the second millenium. He writes this hoping we, on the eve of the third millennium, will take time also to look at who we are and at our world. . . . This engaging book lucidly carries the reader through an amazing amount of material. Medieval scholars will find it resourceful and challenging; the nonscholar will find it fascinating and enlightening."—A. L. Kolp, Choice "Living in the Tenth Century resembles an anthropological field study more than a conventional historical monograph, and represents a far more ambitious attempt to see behind the surface of avowals and events than others have seriously attempted even for much more voluminously documented periods. . . . It is remarkably rich and readable."—R.I. Moore, Times Higher Education Supplement "Fichtenau offers a magnificent survey of all the main spheres of life: the social order, the rural economy, schooling and religious belief and practice in both the secular and monastic church. His command, especially of the narrative sources, their fine nuances of attitude emotion and underlying norms, is masterly and he employs them here with all the sensitiveness and feel for the subject that have always been the hallmarks of his work."—Karl Leyser, Francia
Category: History

Desert Living

Author : Steven Scherrer Th.D.
ISBN : 9781440176555
Genre : Religion
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Desert Living Fr. Steven Scherrer, Th D Many seek a life of deeper contemplation and union with God, but few see the connection between this desire and the need to live apart from the world. There is an essential connection between contemplative living and contemplative praying. Contemplative living consists of being apart from the world. One must have a heart that is reserved for the Lord alone and remain separate from the delights, sights, and sounds of society. By doing this, one can seek God with an undivided heart.Fr. Steven Scherrer, a Roman Catholic priest, lives as though he's still in the deserts where he once conducted missionary work. Without a telephone, television, radio, or newspapers, he reflects on his life while praying and fasting. Along with his personal insights and experiences, discover:Whether religious life in the United States is dying The history of asceticism and the monastic life How to commune with God in a desert place The importance of fasting And much more! Journey with a Roman Catholic priest through decades of desert living and discover how to seek God in a desert place.
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Encyclopedia Of Monasticism

Author : William M. Johnston
ISBN : 9781136787164
Genre : Reference
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Encyclopedia Of Eastern Orthodox Christianity 2 Volume Set

Author : John Anthony McGuckin
ISBN : 1444392549
Genre : Religion
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With a combination of essay-length and short entries written by a team of leading religious experts, the two-volume Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodoxy offers the most comprehensive guide to the cultural and intellectual world of Eastern Orthodox Christianity available in English today. An outstanding reference work providing the first English language multi-volume account of the key historical, liturgical, doctrinal features of Eastern Orthodoxy, including the Non-Chalcedonian churches Explores of the major traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy in detail, including the Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopic, Slavic, Romanian, Syriac churches Uniquely comprehensive, it is edited by one of the leading scholars in the field and provides authoritative but accessible articles by a range of top international academics and Orthodox figures Spans the period from Late Antiquity to the present, encompassing subjects including history, theology, liturgy, monasticism, sacramentology, canon law, philosophy, folk culture, architecture, archaeology, martyrology, hagiography, all alongside a large and generously detailed prosopography Structured alphabetically and topically cross-indexed, with entries ranging from 100 to 6,000 words
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The Life Of James Clerk Maxwell

Author : Lewis Campbell
ISBN : HARVARD:32044050796259
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An Unabridged, Digitally Enlarged Printing Of The Revised Edition With Selections From His Correspondence And Writings To Include The Cambridge Essays.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

St Teresa Of Avila 100 Themes On Her Life And Work

Author : Tomás Alvarez, OCD
ISBN : 9780935216837
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The Original Spanish Edition was published in 2007 under the title 100 Fichas Sobre Teresa de Jesus, Para Aprender y Ensenar, by Monte Carmelo."
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Anglo Norman Durham 1093 1193

Author : David Rollason
ISBN : 0851156541
Genre : History
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Impressive... for many readers of these papers their cumulative effect will be very great indeed... Admirable collaborative volume. JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY Specialists explore the influence of twelfth-century Durham, in ecclesiastical affairs, Border politics, architecture, art, and religious and literary culture.
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The School Of Charity

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 9781429966375
Genre : Religion
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As the third volume in the series including The Hidden Ground of Love (1985) and The Road to Joy (1989), this collection features Thomas Merton's letters to members of religious communities around the world. Merton's questions about the monastic life, sometimes radical and disturbing, either arose from what was happening in his own experience or reflected the extraordinary changes that followed Vatican Council II.
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Life In The Medieval Cloister

Author : Julie Kerr
ISBN : 9781441125095
Genre : History
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Life in the Medieval Cloister makes extensive use of primary sources and quotations from chronicles, letters, customaries and miracle stories, and the experience of medieval monastic life is presented through the monks' own words. Medievalist Julie Kerr provides day to day account of life in the medieval monastery from the Norman conquest to the Dissolution, with a particular focus on the high Middle ages, exploring such questions as: • What effect did the ascetic lifestyle have on the monks' physical health and mental well-being? • How difficult was it for newcomers to adapt to the rigors of the cloister? • Did the monks suffer from anxiety and boredom; what caused them concern and how did they seek comfort? • What did it really mean to live the solitary life within a communal environment and how significant were issues of loneliness and isolation? Life in the Medieval Cloister makes an important contribution to our understanding of medieval monastic life by exploring key aspects that have been either inadequately addressed or overlooked by historians, but also offers an up close and personal perspective on a fascinating, but little known, corner of history.
Category: History