Living the Hours: Monastic Spirituality in Everyday Life

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  • Copyright: 2010-09-30
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp
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Over the last few decades, within the Christian Church and in broader society, there has been an explosion of interest in the benefits and fruits of monastic spirituality and culture, both in its historical and contemporary contexts. Even where people have given up on the institutional churches, monasticism retains an integrity and magnetic appeal. This timely book explores what it is that makes monastic spirituality so attractive to so many people and how it can be incorporated into an individual's everyday life in practical ways. Chapters include: The appeal of monasticism; Different varieties of monastic experience; Monastic spirituality and personal development; Monastic spirituality and relationships; Monastic spirituality and work; Monastic spirituality and community living; Achieving balance; and Working out a rule of life.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Why Monasticism?p. 1
Varieties of Secular Monasticismp. 27
Monastic Spirituality as a Way for Livingp. 55
Monastic Pillars: Elements for Lifep. 76
Monastic Spirituality and Relationshipsp. 100
Monastic Spirituality as a Wider Conception of 'Church'p. 116
Monastic Spirituality and Community Livingp. 134
A Family's Journey Toward a Secular Monastic Vocation, Told Through the Eyes of One Manp. 157
A Modern-day Book of Hours: The Rule of Life of the Little Community of John and Maryp. 178
Further Readingp. 187
Indexp. 189
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