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Exploring New Monastic Communities

The (Re)Invention of Tradition [Hardback]

by Stefania Palmisano

    • Author

      Stefania Palmisano

    • Book Format

      Hardback

    • Publisher

      Ashgate Publishing Group

    • Published

      December 2015

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      Exploring New Monastic Communities

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      Examining the recent radical re-invention of monastic tradition in the everyday life of New Monastic Communities, Exploring New Monastic Communities considers how, growing up in the wake of Vatican II, new Catholic communities are renewing monastic life by emphasizing the most innovative and disruptive theological aspects which they identify in the Council. Despite freely adopting and adapting their Rule of Life, the new communities do not belong to pre-existing orders or congregations: they are gender-mixed with monks and nuns living under the same roof; they accept lay members whether single, married or as families; they reject enclosure; they often limit collective prayer time in order to increase time for labour, evangelization and voluntary social work; and are actively involved in oecumenical and interreligious dialogue, harbouring thinly-veiled sympathy with oriental religions, from which they sometimes adopt beliefs and practices.
      Offering unique sociological insights into New Monastic Communities, and shedding light on questions surrounding New Religious Movements more generally, the book asks what 'monastic' means today and whether these communities can still be described as 'monastic'.

      Specification

      • Author

        Stefania Palmisano

      • Book Format

        Hardback

      • Publisher

        Ashgate Publishing Group

      • Published

        December 2015

      • Edition

        New edition

      • Weight

        468g

      • Page Count

        205

      • Dimensions

        156 x 234 x 13 mm

      • ISBN

        9781472431912

      • ISBN-10

        147243191X

      • Eden Code

        4340017

      More Information

      • Author/Creator: Stefania Palmisano

      • ISBN: 9781472431912

      • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Group

      • Release Date: December 2015

      • Weight: 468g

      • Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 13 mm

      • Eden Code: 4340017


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