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Published: 25 January 2018

168 Pages | 9 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198717645

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Monasticism: A Very Short Introduction

Stephen J. Davis

Very Short Introductions

  • Considers monasticism and monastic communities from ancient and medieval times right through to the 21st century
  • Compares the different religious traditions of monasticism — especially Buddhism, Christianity, and Jainism — and also non-traditional communities
  • Explores different settings, from East Asia to North America
  • Discusses the realities of daily life for monks and nuns throughout history and across the globe
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over eight million copies sold worldwide