Lord As Their Portion The Pb Paperback

The Story of the Religious Orders and How They Shaped Our World

by Elizabeth Rapley;


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Lord As Their Portion The Pb

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A guided tour through the fascinating history of Catholic religious orders From their monastic prehistory in the Egyptian desert through their political heyday in Medieval and Renaissance Europe to their present-day work of education, human care, and the pursuit of social justice, the Catholic religious orders have been a driving force in Western civilization. In The Lord as Their Portion Elizabeth Rapley paints a broad portrait of the full spectrum of religious orders spanning the vast canvas of their history. Rapley shows how religious orders led the way in learning and inventiveness throughout the early periods of Western civilization. She explores how religious orders contributed to Western politics and the global spread of Christianity. She examines the ways in which religious orders have championed the poor, marginalized, and disenfranchised throughout history and gives attention the ongoing work of religious orders today. More than simply highlighting the sweeping progress of monasticisms past and present, however, Rapley also takes time to share, in a clear and engaging fashion, the fascinating stories of many of the men and women who chose to take the Lord as their portion and whose piety, devotion, and energetic pursuit of a holy life profoundly shaped the course of history.

Lord As Their Portion The Pb by Elizabeth Rapley was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in May 2011 and is our 46327th best seller. The ISBN for Lord As Their Portion The Pb is 9780802865885.

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Page last updated 6th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (May 2011)
Weight463g
Number of Pages320
Thickness21 mm
Height228 mm
Width153 mm
ISBN9780802865885
ISBN-100802865887
Product Code3970111
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