Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Christian Reflection on Monasticism Old and New

The Center for Christian Ethics at Baylor University kindly makes available online a quarterly publication called Christian Reflection. The current issue is devoted to ‘Monasticism Old and New’.

They write:

‘“The restoration of the church will surely come from a sort of new monasticism,” Dietrich Bonhoeffer predicted. Our contributors explore new forms of Christian community, sifting their continuity with classic monasticism and their transforming possibilities for our discipleship.’

The full issue is available as a pdf here, and a set of study guides to go with the articles is available here, seeking to ‘integrate Bible study, prayer, and worship to explore how monastic communities, classic and new, provide a powerful critique of mainstream culture and offer transforming possibilities for our discipleship’.

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