1-22-08 - HISTORY 211 The Truly Apostolic Life 1/22/08...

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HISTORY 211 The Truly Apostolic Life 1/22/08 Terms Quod omnes tangit, ab omnibus adprobetur o That which touches everybody must be approved by everybody Common Law o Based on precedent o Became more national in 11 th century Magna Charta (1216) o Conceived for one specific ad hoc purpose: English set point where King John couldn’t get any more money from them for wars with French Bury St. Edmunds o Monastery north of London, central England rebuilt by Normans o 9 th century English king Regular/Secular Clergy o Secular: interact with society, spread gospel o Regular: separate from society, retreat within themselves Active/Contemplative Life o Regular clergy believed good life was contemplative life, secular believed opposite Monasticism o Many other religions have monasticism, but Christian monasticism is unique in being so central to Christianity’s development Monachos o “Alone” (Greek) Eremitical Monks o Hermit, totally solitary Coenobitical Monks o Alone in community of likeminded monks
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