Benedictine Monasticism: Its Formation and Development Through the 12th Century

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Sheed and Ward, 1965 - Monasticism and religious orders - 375 pages
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Contents

The Roman World Grows Old
5
The Church and Her Early Ascetics
20
Great Men of Desert Days
33
Developments in Western Monasticism
49
BENEDICTINE MONASTICISM
67
St Benedict of Nursia
69
The Rule
83
England
99
Life in a Monastery
193
Internal External and Fraternal
212
The Story of Evesham
223
Monastic Influences on Agriculture Industry
245
Monastic Practice of Charity
260
The Intellectual Apostolate
268
Monastic Authors
283
Monastic Influences on Law Medicine and Art
303

France and Germany
111
Further Construction of Christendom
124
REFORMS AND ADAPTATIONS
139
The Reform of Benedict of Aniane
141
The Cluniac Reform
152
Monastic Bishops in England
166
The Cistercian Reform
173
INTERNAL GOVERNMENT
18
Benedictine Influence on Medieval Spirituality
315
Epilogue
323
The Story of the Early Ascetics
331
Prologue to St Benedicts Rule
342
Charter of the Cluny Monastery
351
The Monastic Horarium according to the
359
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