„Introducing Benedict’s Rule“ is designed principally as a text book to be used in monastic formation, helping those who are making a first systematic acquaintance with the Rule to understand what it is saying and to interpret it in the context of lived experience today. The course was first written in 1979 for the Benedictine Union of Australia and New Zealand, and it has been widely used ever since.
There is currently much discussion of both religious conversion and multiple religious belonging, but there has been little examination of their relationship. this book presents a variety of approaches to the problem, from autobiographical accounts of intense personal experience in monastic settings and research into historical controversies and empirical data to a comprehensive theory of multiple belonging.
Contributions by Thomas Joseph Götz OSB, Thomas Timpte OSB, Elizabeth J. Harris, Jorgen Skov Sorensen, Perry Schmidt-Leukel, José Ignacio Cabezón, Paul Williams, Kajsa Ahlstrand, Ruben L.F. Habito, Michael von Brück
Askese ist weit mehr als die Sorge um sich selbst. Lassen, um zu erlangen, Maß finden im Überschwang der Liebe, sterben, um zu leben. Das ist das Paradox christlicher Askese und der Weg zu jener ursprünglichen Leidenschaft des Lebens, die – nach J.-L. Barrault – ohne Gier glühend ist. In Ordnung, Offenheit und Kampf gibt Askese dem Leben eine Richtung, die es aus sich selbst nicht finden kann.
The cornerstone of Catholicism in southern Tanzania was laid by the Benedictine monks of Ndanda Abbey. This first volumn of the abbey’s history explains how the Missionary Benedictines came to establish the faith in southern Tanzania. Although threatened by wars and hindered time and again by human weaknesses, the small mission stations grew into widereaching territorial abbeys and centers of a lively Church in southern Tanzania. Their early struggles to establish the first Christian communities has blossomed into three dioceses: Mtwara, Lindi, and Tunduru-Masasi. A bbot em. Siegfried Hertlein began his missionary carrier in Tanzania in 1962. From 1976 to 2001 he was the third abbot of the Missionary Benedictine Monastery of Ndanda. Since then he has been involved in monastic formation and research into the abbey’s history.
Buddhists have judged Christianity primarily from a spiritual-practical point of view. Thereby the three principles of the Noble Eightfold Path have proved decisive. In that regard it is very significant that negative judgements about Christianity always arose over the question of vegetarianism and the consumption of alcohol which makes Buddhists believers doubt the spiritual level of Christianity. The collected articles and approaches of this volume present the difficulties of the Buddhist religion within the Christian-Buddhist Dialogue.
Articles by Perry Schmidt-Leukel, Iso Kern, Shizuteru Ueda, Heinz Mürmel, Santikaro Bhikkhu, Frank Usarski, Karl Schmied, Notto Thelle, Michael von Brück