Monasteries and the care of souls in late antique Christianity : cognition and discipline

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Full title: Monasteries and the care of souls in late antique Christianity : cognition and discipline / Paul C. Dilley, University of Iowa.
Main author: Dilley, Paul, (Author)
Corporate Authors: Cambridge Books Online
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Table of Contents:
  • Evaluating postulants
  • Discerning motivation I: status and vocation
  • Discerning motivation II: trials of commitment
  • Cognitive disciplines
  • Scriptural exercises and the monastic soundscape: writing on the heart
  • Learning the fear of God
  • Prayer and monastic progress: from demonic temptation to divine revelation
  • Collective heart-work
  • The lives (and minds) of others: hagiography, cognition, and commemoration
  • Shenoute and the heart of darkness: rituals of collective repentance.