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Christian Humanist Profiles 174: The Monkhood of All Believers

What is a monk? The word evokes the image of a man robed and cowled, tonsured in the West, bearded in the East. It recalls the architecture of the monastery, the chanting of the Daily Office, the monastic rules and vows. Defined thus, monasticism is for the disciplined and committed few. In fact, in many…

Christian Humanist Profiles 60: The Story of Monasticism

For most American Evangelicals, monasticism is a closed book, little understood, and appreciated even less. Yet throughout most of Christian history, East and West, and even today, monasticism has been a prominent alternative expression of lived Christianity. Monasticism, then, isn’t really a closed book, or even a different book—it’s a chapter that we skip! In…