Monastary Review Notes - Monastary Review Notes What is a...

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Monastary Review Notes What is a monk? o Devoted to study of spirituality o 3 rd century origins Monasticism, starts in north Africa and Egypt Hermit like, isolated life, or group of isolatory people Not necessarily outcasts Supported by lay people Wanted to get out of corrupt and immoral society for personal reflection o Think they can access god directly without church hierarchy o Strong ideas between mind and body Material world is corrupt and immoral Mind can guide you to god o St. Benadict makes rules and critiques original systems of monastaries Layed out structure to every day activities and proper behavior of monastic life Imposes rules on monks, standardizing and uniting their lifes and cause May have been less stringent, gives a model of how you can be guaranteed to be a good Christian Prayer is central to Benadictan monks Monastaries are responsible for praying for the people o Received donations for specific prayers. o
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2009 for the course HIST 2830 taught by Professor Paulhyams during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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