Reclaiming the Monastic Vision
College: Wycliffe College
Course Code: 
WYP2210HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

St. Benedict's "Little Rule," written in the fourth century, has had a profound influence on the development of Anglican spirituality and liturgy, as well as Protestant traditions. This course examines the historical roots of Benedictine spirituality in the desert tradition, the spread of the Benedictine tradition across Europe and the British Isles, the clash between the Roman Benedictine tradition and Celtic spirituality, the profound influence of Benedictine liturgy during the English Reformation especially in the shaping of the Book of Common Prayer, and the influence of Benedict's Rule on the development of Anglican and ecumenical religious communities. As we follow the tradition into the 20th and 21st centuries we will examine the increasing interest in Benedictine monastic spirituality among lay people, and the evolution of monastic life into the "mixed economy" of traditional and emerging "new monastic" communities and fresh expressions of monasticism. Slide lectures, small group and plenary discussion. Reflection appers, research paper.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2010
Fall 2008
Start Time: 
9:00
End Time: 
11:00
Schedule: 
Wed
Minimum: 
0
Maximum: 
0
Teaching Method: 
Means of Evaluation: