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WELCOME TO MONASTICISM + ECONOMY REDISCOVERING AN APPROACH TO WORK AND POVERTY 7­10 June 2016 : Sant'Anselmo, Roma : map here The main idea of the Fourth International Symposium, planned by the Monastic Institute of the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo in Rome, for 7­ 10 June 2016, is to examine economic themes in a monastic key. From its very beginnings the most ancient form of consecrated life in the Church had to deal with various economic challenges. To survive, the monks in ancient Egypt had to participate in an economic life with their surrounding society. Medieval monasteries were promoting a new material culture which included a wide range of achievements, from food products to innovative architectural solutions. In this way the monks, contributing so much to the spiritual heritage of Christianity, simultaneously – or rather “by the way” – elaborated many, varied economic practices. The Apophthegms also offer a very refreshing and human vision of labor and management. Amazingly, for many centuries (up to the XII c.) the monastic communities were developing a material culture in parallel, and yet in an unusual harmony, with its spiritual achievements. The
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  • Spring '11
  • Arthur
  • highly developed economy, Ateneo Sant’Anselmo Roma, Pontificio Ateneo Sant’Anselmo, employers. Monastic gastronomy, specific monastic sense, various economic challenges.

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