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Authority and Asceticism from Augustine to Gregory the Great

Conrad Leyser

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208686
eISBN:
9780191678127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208686.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book examines the formation of the Christian ascetic tradition in the western Roman Empire during the period of the barbarian invasions, c.400–600. In an aggressively competitive political ... More


The Making of a Modern Catholic Prep School, 1900–1926

Thomas A. McCabe

in Miracle on High Street: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233106
eISBN:
9780823234950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233106.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the ascent of St. Benedict's from a small, traditional day college to a large, modern Catholic prep school. Between 1900 and 1926, the modernization of ... More


The Anonymity of The Rule of St Benedict

Conrad Leyser

in Authority and Asceticism from Augustine to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208686
eISBN:
9780191678127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208686.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

There can be few more vivid illustrations of the moral power of humility than that afforded by The Rule of St Benedict. Its appeal is readily ascribed precisely to its winning lack of ... More


Miracle on High Street: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J.

Thomas A. McCabe

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233106
eISBN:
9780823234950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233106.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Just outside downtown Newark, New Jersey, sits an abbey and school. For more than 150 years Benedictine monks have lived, worked, and prayed on High Street, a once-grand thoroughfare ... More


“A Possible School”: The Resurrection of St. Benedict's Prep, 1972–1977

Thomas A. McCabe

in Miracle on High Street: The Rise, Fall and Resurrection of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J.

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823233106
eISBN:
9780823234950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823233106.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the revival of St. Benedict's in 1972. On Thursday, October 12, 1972, the tide turned decidedly toward what came to be called the “new school venture” ... More


Religious Life for Women c.1100–c.1350: Fontevraud in England

Berenice M. Kerr

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207528
eISBN:
9780191677717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207528.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, History of Religion

This book is the first detailed scholarly study of the Order of Fontevraud's English monastic houses. During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries the Order was notably ... More


The Augustinianism 1 of the Rule of St Benedict

Jonathan D. Teubner

in Prayer after Augustine: A study in the development of the Latin tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198767176
eISBN:
9780191821356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767176.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Chapter 7 is the first of two examinations of Benedict’s Rule, which is at the centre of much current reflection on the identity of the Latin theological tradition. Borrowing insights from the ... More


The Augustinianism 2 of the Rule of St Benedict

Jonathan D. Teubner

in Prayer after Augustine: A study in the development of the Latin tradition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198767176
eISBN:
9780191821356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767176.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Chapter 8 examines the Benedictine conversatio as a life of prayer that arises out of a constellation of Augustinian themes. Despite its many literary borrowings from monastic traditions of the East, ... More


The Charismatic Church

Ian Ker

in Newman on Vatican II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198717522
eISBN:
9780191786952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717522.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Theology

The rediscovery of the charismatic dimension of the Church in the first two chapters of Lumen Gentium has been distorted or neglected after Vatican II, but Newman, both as an Anglican and a Catholic, ... More


Foodways and Monastic Institutions

C. M. Woolgar

in The Culture of Food in England 1200–1500

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300181913
eISBN:
9780300182361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181913.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter focuses on the food of monks and nuns. Many monks and some nuns were closely linked to the elite, and the dietary connections they made were to the foods and foodways that they had known ... More


Visual Culture and Slavery

Carmen Fracchia

in 'Black but Human': Slavery and Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain, 1480-1700

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198767978
eISBN:
9780191821820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767978.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

I discuss the semiotic control imposed on the production of religious depictions after the Council of Trent (1563), achieved by the decree on sacred images and the monitoring of art production by a ... More


Living the Life

August Turak

in Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter discusses the importance of faithfully living the life in achieving business success, as the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey vividly demonstrate. The most important secret to Mepkin ... More


The Economic Miracle of Mepkin Abbey

August Turak

in Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter reveals the secret behind the business success of the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey. Located just outside Charleston, South Carolina, Mepkin Abbey is now a sanctuary for twenty-five or ... More


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