Results for: Monasticism

Why was monasticism so important and influential in Europe during the first millennium?

First, people believed in God and the church. Second, people saw monastic life as a way to life in peace and security in a chaotic world. During the first four hundred years o (MORE)

Who is the father of monasticism?

Saint Benedict is given that title for his writings aimed at regulating the lives of his own monks in Italy during the 6th century. This Regula formed the basis for all Europe (MORE)

How did monasticism begin and develop?

Monasticism began in the deserts of Egypt and the Middle East as early as the 2nd century AD, with solitary Christian hermits living alone and devoting their time to the worsh (MORE)

What is the importance of Monasticism?

Throughout history, monks have been the ones to actually write down  stories and legends, and not just spread them verbally. Most of the  books we have from the Middle Ages (MORE)
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How did Saint Benedict contribute to improve monasticism?

In the 5th century Benedict was a hermit, living alone in the mountains of Italy. A group of monks from a local abbey approach him and asked if he would take over the leadersh (MORE)

What was the principal argument against Monasticism?

Though there is biblical precedence for being 'called' to do God's  work without interferences in life - ie...wife and family - and  many a benefit has mankind reaped from t (MORE)