Date of Award

4-1984

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Medieval Studies

First Advisor

Dr. John R. Sommerfeldt

Second Advisor

Dr. E. Rozanne Elder

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Campus Only

Abstract

First paragraph:

Throughout the history of western monasticism three principal occupations were repeatedly emphasized for the monk prayer, lectio divina (spiritual reading/meditation), and manual labor. Periodically, cultural mindsets, social structure, or even geography have produced a variation in the practice of these occupations, resulting in the dominance of one or the other, or even the disappearance of one altogether.

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