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From East to West

A History of Monasticism
  • By Mayeul de Dreuille
People who engage in the search for the Absolute are faced with the same obstacles and try to surmount them in similar ways. Mayeul de Dreuille, a Benedictine monk who has spent a good deal of time in Asia and Africa, shows that problems that seem to us typically modern and Christian (or even Roman Catholic) -- obedience, celibacy, the leadership of communities, rules about speech and silence, withdrawal from and openness to the outside world -- existed thousands of years ago in Egyptian, Hebrew, Hindu, and Buddhist contexts.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780824518103
    • Manufacturer: Crossroad Pub
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780824518103
    • ISBN 10: 0824518101
    • Publication Date: 04/01/1999
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Mayeul de Dreuille
    • Page Count: 137
    • Width: 5.44 inches
    • Height: 0.50 inches
    • Length: 8.53 inches
    • Weight: 0.51 pounds
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