9780190680589-019068058X-The Monk's Cell: Ritual and Knowledge in American Contemplative Christianity

The Monk's Cell: Ritual and Knowledge in American Contemplative Christianity

ISBN-13: 9780190680589
ISBN-10: 019068058X
Edition: 1
Author: Pryce, Paula
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190680589
ISBN-10: 019068058X
Edition: 1
Author: Pryce, Paula
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors Pryce, Paula wrote The Monk's Cell: Ritual and Knowledge in American Contemplative Christianity comprising 384 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 019068058X and 9780190680589. Since then The Monk's Cell: Ritual and Knowledge in American Contemplative Christianity textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The call to contemplative Christianity is not an easy one. Those who answer it set themselves to the arduous task of self-reformation through rigorous study and practice, learned through the teachings of monks and nuns and the writings of ancient Christian mystics, often in isolation from family and friends. Those who are dedicated can spend hours every day in meditation, prayer, liturgy, and study. Why do they come? Indeed, how do they find their way to the door at all?

Based on nearly four years of research among semi-cloistered Christian monastics and a dispersed network of non-monastic Christian contemplatives across the United States and around the globe, The Monk's Cell shows how religious practitioners in both settings combined social action and intentional living with intellectual study and intensive contemplative practices in an effort to modify their ways of knowing, sensing, and experiencing the world. Organized by the metaphor of a seeker journeying towards the inner chambers of a monastic chapel, The Monk's Cell uses innovative "intersubjective fieldwork" methods to study these opaque, interiorized, often silent communities, in order to show how practices like solitude, chant, contemplation, attention, and a paradoxical capacity to combine ritual with intentional "unknowing" develop and hone a powerful sense of communion with the world.

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