9781107184015-1107184010-Monasteries and the Care of Souls in Late Antique Christianity: Cognition and Discipline

Monasteries and the Care of Souls in Late Antique Christianity: Cognition and Discipline

ISBN-13: 9781107184015
ISBN-10: 1107184010
Author: Dilley, Paul C.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 360 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781107184015
ISBN-10: 1107184010
Author: Dilley, Paul C.
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 360 pages

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Acknowledged authors Dilley, Paul C. wrote Monasteries and the Care of Souls in Late Antique Christianity: Cognition and Discipline comprising 360 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1107184010 and 9781107184015. Since then Monasteries and the Care of Souls in Late Antique Christianity: Cognition and Discipline textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In Monasteries and the Care of Souls in Late Antique Christianity, Paul C. Dilley explores the personal practices and group rituals through which the thoughts of monastic disciples were monitored and trained to purify the mind and help them achieve salvation. Dilley draws widely on the interdisciplinary field of cognitive studies, especially anthropology, in his analysis of key monastic 'cognitive disciplines', such as meditation on scripture, the fear of God, and prayer. In addition, various rituals distinctive to communal monasticism, including entrance procedures, the commemoration of founders, and collective repentance, are given their first extended analysis. Participants engaged in 'heart-work' on their thoughts and emotions, which were understood to reflect the community's spiritual state. This book will be of interest to scholars of early Christianity and the ancient world more generally for its detailed description of communal monastic culture and its innovative methodology.

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