Regular Life: Monastic, Canonical, And Mendicant Rules (Documents Of Practice Series)
Regular Life: Monastic, Canonical, and Mendicant Rules (Documents of Practice Series)
This volume offers readers a revised and considerably expanded version of the first Regular Life, edited by McMillan and Kathryn Smith Fladenmuller in 1997. As the editors note in their introduction, The purpose of this book is to introduce the reader to the Rules of life of the major religious orders within the monastic, canonical, and mendicant traditions. Included are admonitions on and examples of the various forms of regular life by Antony, Syncletica, Pachomius, Basil, Cassian, Augustine, Caesarius of Arles, Benedict of Nursia, Columbanus, and Benedict of Aniane, plus selections from Rules for Cluniacs, Carthusians, Cistercians, the Knights Templar, the Hospitallers, and the followers of Saints Francis, Clare, and Dominic.
About the Author
Daniel Marcel La Corte is a Professor of History at St. Ambrose University. He specializes in medieval monastic culture and spirituality. Douglas J. McMillan is a Professor Emeritus of English at East Carolina University.