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Enlightened monks the German Benedictines, 1740-1803

Author: Ulrich L Lehner
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A revisionist account of the effects of the Enlightenment process on German Benedictines which contributes to a better understanding not only of monastic culture in Central Europe, but also of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrich L Lehner
ISBN: 9780199595129 0199595127 9780199682355 0199682356
OCLC Number: 980887642
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2011 John Gilmary Shea Prize of the American Catholic Historical Association.
Description: 266 p.
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. The Challenge of Historiography ; 3. The Challenge of a New Life Style ; 4. The Challenge of a New Liberty ; 5. The Challenge of New Modes of Communication ; 6. Monastery Prisons and the Enlightenment ; 7. Runaway Monks ; 8. The Challenge of New Theories of Law ; 9. The Challenge of New Philosophies ; 10. The Challenge of a New Theology ; 11. Conclusion ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Ulrich L. Lehner.


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