MONASTIC REFORM
and
RENEWAL
 

 Monastic Investiture, Gratian, Decretals,
 bm 558 f.214, 1288


MS-WORD DOC


 

 1. THE DESERT (250-450)

1) Hermits and Cenobites

2) Pachomian asceticism and Antonian (Athanasian) theosis

3) Urban service (Basil) and Syrian asceticism

 2. ADAPTING THE DESERT (400-600)

1) Barsanuphius and John; availability for Direction

2) Cassian and Lerins: the beginnings of Western monastic theology

3) Benedict: reformed monasticism and the vision of a new society

 3. MISSION, RECONCILIATION, LEADERSHIP (600-800)

1) Patrick, Aidan, Columban, Boniface

2) Irish Penitentials and presbyteral confession

3) Gregory the Great: can monks be leaders?

 4. NEW VISIONS (800-1000)

1) Benedict of Aniane: a vision of congregational monasticism

2) Anselm, Scotus Erigena, Gregorian Chant: theology and mystical vision

3) Cluny: leadership and liturgy

4) Canons and Early Hermit Orders (the Camaldolese)

 

 5. THE NEW ORDERS (1000-1300)

1) Citeaux: a return to monastic simplicity

2) The Rise of the Canons Regular and Friars

3) New Benedictine Quasi-Hermit Congregations (Sylvestrines, Celestines)

 6. CONGREGATIONS (1300-1500)

1) St. Justina (Italian Cassinese), Valladolid (Spain), Bursfeld (Germany)

2) The Vannists (France)

 7. MONKS AND THE NEW LEARNING (1500-1800)

1) The Maurists

2) Armand de Ranc and Le Trappe

3) The challenge of new non-monastic orders

 8. REFOUNDATION and RENEWAL (1800-

1) Benedictine restoration: Solesmes, Beuron, Subiaco

2) Benedictine Mission: American Cassinese; Ottilien; Annunciation

3) Trappist Renewal

4) Thomas Merton and the rise of Trappist scholarship

 

 


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