1. Vocation, Monastic Identity, and The Radical Middle


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    This is a video-lecture on what might be called semi-monasticism or what I am calling the "radical middle." In this lecture I suggest that there is value in taking a serious look at vocation…

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    • SW536S10Brief9


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      Briefing video for week nine of fuller Theological Seminary course SW536 "Monasticism(s) Old and New"

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      • The History and Forms of New Monasticism


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        This is a lecture that surveys the emergence and development of monastic-like expressions particularly within the Protestant Christian tradition from the precursors around the Second World War to…

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        • Modern Developments in Protestant Monasticism


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          In this lecture I survey a few examples of Protestant monastic or monastic-like expressions that emerged between the sixteenth and the mid-nineteenth centuries, showing that we have much to learn…

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          • Modern Developments in Roman Catholic Monasticism


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            This is a lecture first reviewing key legal details in the history of Roman Catholic religious life. Then I describe two groups which shaped the course of Catholic religious life in the modern period:…

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            • The Protestant's Protest Against Monasticism


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              This is a lecture examining why the Protestant Reformers (particularly Luther and Calvin) had such serious problems with the institution of monasticism. At the end I suggest what may need to be accomplished…

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              • MonasticismMissionLecture


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                This is a video lecture treating the relationship of monasticism and mission(s). I describe six characteristics of religious life in history. In doing so, I suggest that religious life demonstrates…

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                • Monasticism: A Few "Wilder Expressions"


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                  This is a lecture on late medieval "semi-monastic" expressions: The Humiliati, the Franciscan Third Orders, the Beguines, and the Brothers and Sisters of the Common Life. I summarize their…

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                  • Monastic Prayer


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                    This is a video lecture on the character of monastic prayer. Particularly I cover the value utilising period times of common prayer throughout a day (known as the divine office), and the value of…

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                    • Byzantine and Orthodox Monasticism


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                      This is a video-lecture on Byzantine and Orthodox monasticism. In this lecture I survey the history, the character, and a bit of the relevance of the monastic expressions that have developed from…

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