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"... profoundly contemplative and rich in active work..." Reformed reflections on the reappraisal of monastic spirituality in the 21st century

dc.contributor.authorHansen, Lenen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-08T08:30:35Z
dc.date.available2015-10-08T08:30:35Z
dc.date.issued2014-11
dc.identifier.citationHansen, L. 2014. "profoundly contemplative and rich in active work..." Reformed reflections on the reappraisal of monastic spirituality in the 21st century. Missionalia: Southern African Journal of Missiology, 42(3): 236-254, doi:10.7832/42-3-61.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2312-878X (online)
dc.identifier.issn0256-9507 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.7832/42-3-61
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97558
dc.description.abstractGiven the growing contemporary interest among Christians of all traditions in monastic spirituality, the latter is discussed with reference to the most famous 20th-century monastic, former Protestant turned Trappist monk, Thomas Merton. Despite centuries of Reformed suspicion and disapproval of monasticism, it is asked whether, despite dogmatic differences, there are not elements of this “Roman Catholic” spirituality – e.g. monastic spiritual practices and virtues – worth reconsidering and incorporating into Reformed spirituality, especially given the challenges Christians face in the 21st century, or whether elements of this spirituality did, in fact, not survive outside its monastic context within the Reformed tradition.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://missionalia.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/61en_ZA
dc.format.extent19 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of South Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectMerton, Thomas 1915-1968en_ZA
dc.subjectSpirituality -- Reformed Churchen_ZA
dc.subjectChristian leadershipen_ZA
dc.title"... profoundly contemplative and rich in active work..." Reformed reflections on the reappraisal of monastic spirituality in the 21st centuryen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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