The Story of Monasticism Paperback

Retrieving an Ancient Tradition for Contemporary Spirituality

by Greg Peters;


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Greg Peters recovers the riches of monastic tradition explaining why it is important for a new, contemporary audience

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The Story of Monasticism

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Some evangelicals perceive monasticism as a relic from the past or a retreat from the world, or they reject it as an aberration in Protestant circles. At the same time, contemporary evangelical spirituality desires historical Christian manifestations of the faith.

In this accessibly written book, an expert in monastic studies offers a historical survey of monasticism from its origins to current manifestations. Greg Peters recovers the riches of the monastic tradition for contemporary spiritual formation and devotional practice, explaining why the monastic impulse is a valid and necessary manifestation of the Christian faith for today's church.

Professors and students in Christian history and Christian spirituality classes will value this work, as will readers interested in evangelical spiritual formation.

The Story of Monasticism by Greg Peters was published by Baker Publishing Group in September 2015 and is our 58401st best seller. The ISBN for The Story of Monasticism is 9780801048913.

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Page last updated 16th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherBaker Publishing Group (September 2015)
Weight390g
Number of Pages288
Thickness20 mm
Height226 mm
Width150 mm
ISBN9780801048913
ISBN-100801048915
Product Code4335015
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